Amani majored in History & Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. She is the co-founder of HBE and is passionate about educational reform, psychological wellbeing and community projects.
ATAR: 95 / English: 47 / History: 45
Naba Masad Alfayadh
Naba (or Masad) is a doctor at Eastern Health. She grew up in Iraq and survived a war and a crazy journey to Australia, and so she feels a drive to use her second chance at life for something worthwhile. That means anything other than acquiring things or watching lame TV shows. She loves deep conversations and can be frequently caught starting conversations with 'Nice to meet you. So, what's the purpose of life, in your opinion?'
ATAR: 99.80 / English: 50 / Literature: 49.2 (scaled) / UMAT: 94
The Access Program
Director of the Access Program.
Emre is a medical student at Monash University. He is very passionate about refugee rights and empowering young people. He has always dreamed of studying medicine to be a support for people at the most vulnerable times of their lives
ATAR: 99.35 / Specialist Mathematics: 52 (scaled) / Further Mathematics: 50 / Chemistry: 48.
Director of the Access Program
Mariam is a junior doctor at Monash Health. Passionate about education, if she didn't study medicine her alternative career path would have been teaching! After spending a year in East Gippsland, Mariam loves the beach and the bush.
ATAR 99.80. English 50, Biology 50, Further Mathematics 49.
NSW Coordinator of the Access Program
Anneke is a lawyer in Sydney. She has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Art Theory from the University of New South Wales. She was raised in Australia to a Dutch immigrant father and Australian mother. She is passionate about empowering young people, particularly women, to achieve their dreams. Over the last few years she has worked, both at university and with different not-for-profit organisations, to enthuse, engage and support young people and provide them with the skills and resources to reach their potential.
Active Learning Program
Active Learning Director
Chloe is a medical student at Monash University who is passionate about research and trying to make the world a better place. She hopes to combine these two things at HBE to show the positive impact that it has on our global society.
Active Learning Director
Nathan is a medical student at the University of Melbourne who also works as a secondary school tutor. He is passionate about global health and is the chair of the Australian Medical Student's Association Global Health branch. Nathan has extensive experience in business and commerce and hopes to use his knowledge to help HBE continue to grow and prosper.
The Empower Program
Director of Empower Program SouthEast
Yusuf is a Bachelor of Science student at the University of Melbourne. He’s so accomplished, yet so humble, and can make anyone feel like his best-friend in 2 minutes.. He is widely acknowledged by everyone to be the walking, breathing manifestation of the HBE culture: always enthusiastic, supportive, kind, energetic and happy to give everything a go!
ATAR: 99.75 / Biology: 50 / Further: 50 / English: 47
Director of Empower Program Broadmeadows
Jaafar is currently studying Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne. He is a HBE alumus, and is very passionate about using his life to make an impact & to contribute to his community. He deeply cares about youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, and wants to use HBE as a platform to ensure that they have the same access to opportunity as other Australians.
The Wellbeing and Mentoring Program
Director of Mentoring Program Broadmeadows
Arshad is a commerce student at the University of Melbourne. He is passionate about social justice and learning about other cultures. He wants to achieve a lot during his life, and has already started several businesses and social ventures
Director of Mentoring Program SouthEast
Samah is an educator who is very passionate about children’s education, growth and development.
The Learning Mentors Program
Director of Learning Mentors Program
Nipuni is a Business Transformation Consultant at IBM (global IT consulting company) and a Commerce & Science double degree graduate from Monash University. Having tutored primary school students (P-4) in the past, she's incredibly passionate about education, especially at the younger year levels, and believes that every individual is capable of greatness if only they were given the chance.
Meadows Heights Coordinator
Erdem is an incredible young person, who will use every chance he has to help others. He is studying arts at the University of Melbourne, and hopes to major in criminology and psychology. He is a former student of Happy Brain, and is now involved in our Learning Mentors program to ensure that every young person graduates with the literacy and numeracy skills they require to be an empowered citizen.
Director of Study Guides Portfolio
Anisah is currently studying Biomedical Science at Monash University. She is also the leader of the Study Guides Portfolio at Happy Brain Education. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to high quality educational resources, no matter what their socio-economic background is. This is the core idea behind the creation of the study guides Portfolio- the importance of ensuring equal access accross different opportunity levels.