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    Carlo Guaia

    Youth Research Council Member

    Carlo is passionate about using programs and research to foster culturally diverse and cohesive communities where young people can grow, free from stigma and have access to equitable opportunities.

    Originally from Italy, Carlo moved to Australia where he completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Australia, majoring in Political Science and Italian Studies. Currently Carlo is studying a Master of Social Work at the University of Melbourne.

    Carlo was previously elected as Ordinary Guild Councillor at University of Western Australia Student Guild, where he made long-term strategic decisions and managed stakeholders with a specific focus on welfare policies. He has a strong interest in public policy making from prior exposure to political systems with the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament in Rome. Carlo, was appointed to the Western Australia Migration Update Advisory Committee in 2015-16 where he provided strategic advice relating to migration and mobilities in the state of Western Australia.

    Carlo is a current member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, consisting of a world-wide network of young leaders who are working to improve their communities. He is particularly interested in vulnerable and disengaged youth, community mental health programs for refugees and migrants and the use of emerging technologies in the delivery of mental health services in low resource settings. Carlo aspires to a career in mental health working with people exposed to torture and related trauma.