Executive Committee – President

Caitlyn Neale


Master by Coursework (Juris Doctor)


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The President is the official representative and chief spokesperson of the MGA, and is responsible for implementing the decisions of the MGAEC.  The President liaises with the university, negotiates for the MGA budget and advocates for the collective interests of Monash graduate students

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I started a graduate law degree at the Monash Law Chambers in 2019. Prior to this, I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at Deakin University in 2014 and Honours at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in 2015. I spent time travelling through Europe learning from others through inclusion and adventure. This reinforced my passion to study graduate law.

It was during my undergraduate degree that I became interested in mental health and support services. In graduate studies especially, self-care can tend to take a back seat and become a lesser priority. I love exploring ways to incorporate long-term mental health support strategies into daily routines, and the MGA has captured my attention and interest around their strong graduate student support network.

My journey with the MGA began in July 2019 as the Off-campus and Distance Education (DE) Officer. My role involved raising awareness for our off-campus and DE students and providing support to those experiencing a varied array of issues.

This is my second term serving as President of the MGA, and I am keen to continue this journey as we face unprecedented challenges and obstacles. I am confident that we have a lot to offer our graduate community and I am extremely passionate and focused about supporting people through inclusion. I look forward to the support the MGA can provide graduate students during these challenging times and also support our students with additional support, mental health, and wellbeing services.

Personal Interests

I love travelling and immersing myself in different cultures. I also enjoy playing volleyball, netball and showing my competitive side in trivia!

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

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