Austin College Leaders


Austin position holders

Matthew Todd Photo

Matthew Todd

Senior Resident Fellow

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Where are you from? Forbes

What makes your college unique? Austin is lucky enough to have a program that allows us to rescue a dog each year (we have two next year) and have them live on campus. No other college has a program like it, and I absolutely love playing with Pip and Charlie.

Anzac Flint Photo

Anzac Flint

Resident Fellow

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Accounting

Where are you from? Nambucca Heads

List 3 things that a first year should add to their ‘college bucket list’ Compete in something (e.g. SFK, PT) that you normally never would. It helps build confidence and create a great memory. Do the theme for your Block Party to the absolute extreme! Go all out with dressups. Take down any quotes that are silly from your fellow freshers. Makes the yearbook so much more fun and a tad more embarrassing.

Bianca Day Photo

Bianca Day

Resident Fellow

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching)

Where are you from? Gunnedah

Favourite college event and why? Austin Ball, it’s so fun getting dressed up with all of your friends.

Jack Sims Photo

Jack Sims

Resident Fellow

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Where are you from? Murwillumbah

What do you love about college? The social interactions in an environment that doesn't exist anywhere else.

Ira Sulzberger Photo

Ira Sulzberger

Resident Fellow

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Economics/Finance

Where are you from? Tasmania

Favourite college event and why? Austin's charities dinner is a great night, raising money for a good cause.

Mitchell Turner Photo

Mitchell Turner

Resident Fellow

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Science with Honours

Where are you from? Scone

What do you love about college? TBA

Sophie Jordan Photo

Sophie Jordan

Resident Fellow

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Criminology

Where are you from? Newcastle

What do you love about college? Austin has become my second home and that I can be myself no matter what.

Maddison Hodder Photo

Maddison Hodder

Resident Fellow

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Where are you from? Sydney

List 3 items you would recommend a first year should pack for college (must haves/survival kit) Pack some of your favourite photos or belongings to make your room feel more like home, Some warm clothes - it gets cold in Armidale!! Some of mum’s recipes to get you started

Cameron Ashe Photo

Cameron Ashe

Senior Academic Mentor

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

Where are you from? Port Macquarie.

Favourite college event and why? Austin Charities Dinner. Such a great atmosphere, with everyone coming together having fun all while raising money for our nominated charities.

Caspar Flint Photo

Caspar Flint

Academic Mentor

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Computer Science

Where are you from? Originally from Europe. Moved to Australia in 2010 and had been living in the Port Stephens/Nelson Bay area before moving to college.

Favourite college event and why? My favourite college event was commencement dinner. It was the first formal dinner I have been to and was a great environment to become immersed in with new found friends.

Natasha Froeschl Photo

Natasha Froeschl

Academic Mentor

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Criminology

Where are you from? Cooma

What makes your college unique? Austin is unique because we have rescue puppies each year who are available for the whole college to play with, walk and chill with. Additionally we are self-catered with provides great opportunities to learn to cook with friends and some social time each night.

Nicola Ross Photo

Nicola Ross

Academic Mentor

What course are you studying? Bachelor Agricultural and Resource Economics

Where are you from? Sydney

What do you love about college? TBA

Hannah Short Photo

Hannah Short

Academic Mentor

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Criminology

Where are you from? NewCastle

List 3 things that a first year should add to their ‘college bucket list’ Three ultimate items to pack, I found, was a bathroom mat, so you don’t have wet feet stepping out of the shower. Also a fan, either a standing or desk one, is an absolute necessity, as the late summer, early autumn and spring months can be pretty warm. Finally, very cheesy, but photos from home are awesome for those first few weeks when you’re a bit homesick. They also look like great decorations for your room!

Emerald Goodwin Photo

Emerald Goodwin

Academic Mentor

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Where are you from? Ocean Shores

List 3 items you would recommend a first year should pack for college (must haves/survival kit) Bar fridge, power board and costumes for themed events.

Alyssa Hartmann Photo

Alyssa Hartmann

Academic Mentor

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Language and International Business

Where are you from? Jindabyne

What do you love about college? TBA

Conor Nest Photo

Conor Nest

Academic Mentor

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Zoology

Where are you from? Central Coast

What do you love about college? Visit blue hole, do the triangle, and get lost in the uni

Olivia Evans Photo

Olivia Evans

JCR President

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Media and Communication

Where are you from? Nelson Bay

What do you love about college? Wowee, I love so many things about Austin in particular would be the sense of community and that we truly are a little family because you get such a sense of pride for your individual college. Also, the inclusive environment, there is a place for everyone in college it’s a very welcoming atmosphere.

Sal Deshon Photo

Sal Deshon

JCR Vice-President

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Education (K-6 years)

Where are you from? Coonabarabran

What makes your college unique? TBA

Natalie Young Photo

Natalie Young

JCR Treasurer

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Nursing

Where are you from? Ulamambri

What do you love about college? TBA

Maddi Rudd Photo

Maddi Rudd

JCR Secretary

What course are you studying? Bachelor of Law/ Bachelor of Business

Where are you from? Taree

Favourite college event and why? My favourite college event would be parents dinner, because you get to meet everyone’s families and it allows your family to see what college is like and to have some fun.