Jemima MacDonald holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Disability, a bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is trained in Applied Behavioural Analysis. At the Centre for Disability Studies, Jemima is involved in areas of research around employment and rights of people with intellectual disabilities, evaluations, teaching both in Australia and internationally, training and person centred planning. Jemima has been involved in uni 2 beyond since 2013, and currently coordinates the initiative, supporting 11 students and over 30 mentors. She has been working with people with intellectual disabilities for 10 years in a range of roles including advocacy for people who use augmentative and alternative communication, speech pathology, early intervention support, applied behaviour support, education and employment.
Kate Flannery has a background in social work, social policy, project management, training, research and evaluation. She has worked in the areas of mental health, family violence, child protection, out-of-home care and disability, in both government and non-governmental agencies. Most recently, she worked with the NSW Public Guardian managing a statewide supported decision making training project.
Micaela Bucich holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Sydney. She has been involved in uni 2 beyond since 2014, starting as an academic mentor. In 2017 Micaela became more involved, spending time with each student in the 2017-2018 cohort as either a social mentor or filling in for academic mentors in class. She has really enjoyed seeing students gain confidence, build friendships and develop life skills through uni 2 beyond. Micaela is particularly passionate about the way uni 2 beyond prepares its students for life after university which she has witnessed first-hand at two students’ internships. She is excited to be working more closely with the uni 2 beyond team this year as Inclusion Support Officer.