Executive Committee – General Representative

Nathalie Farah



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General representatives may contribute to the MGA in any of the following ways:

  • Attending the monthly MGAEC meetings, contributing to decision making and voting on issues of concern.
  • Conducting some background research to support an MGA submission.
  • Talking to graduate students in their department/course/faculty to find out what the current issues are.
  • Contributing to one of the many subcommittees that are created for a specific event/issue.
  • Volunteering at an MGA orientation, social event or seminar.


I recently moved to Victoria to start my PhD at Monash and I’m thrilled to have been elected to the MGA executive committee. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Advanced Sciences with Honours in Chemistry. After a few months working in the industry, I realised that routine analytical work is not for me and decided to embark on a new journey. I am currently undertaking a PhD within the Water Studies Centre, Faculty of Science. My project investigates the pollution of our water from pharmaceuticals and personal care products, a pollution source which seems to slip our mind quite regularly.

Protecting our natural habitat and water is what drives every aspect of my life. In the past few years I’ve come to realise that we cannot fight for a clean environment without fighting alongside Aboriginal people and establishing a fair social system. Through the MGAEC, I hope to represent the graduate student cohort honestly and fairly as I believe that our generation can make a change, and students of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

I look forward to meeting many of you over the course of my term, and I look forward to listening to your opinions and concerns as we navigate through these unprecedented challenges.

Personal Interests

I’m fiercely passionate about protecting our environment and standing up for the rights of all humans on this planet. It would come as no surprise then that I spend most of my free time in nature hiking, climbing, gardening and diving. Another passion of mine is letting the creative juices flow through music improvisation and mindful yoga.

Looking for more information?

If you are wondering what is involved in being a committee member, or about the annual election process, browse through the following pages:
› Election Process FAQ
› Election Regulations

Would you like to join a University committee?

To apply for an advertised University committee vacancy, fill out our ‘Monash Graduate Student Representative’ nomination form.

To be notified when relevant University committee vacancy is available, please fill out our ‘University Committee Expression of Interest’ form.