Hello! I’m a marketing communications professional with extensive experience in arts and culture, fashion, beauty, retail, food and wine (FMCG), utilities, telecommunications, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and higher education.
Miss Rosanna is about interesting people, places and things to see and do in Melbourne’s north-east and reflects my interests in the arts, popular culture, current affairs, travel and lifestyle.
I have a B.A. in Public Relations from RMIT University and worked in the past for AMPR – Melbourne’s pre-eminent fashion PR agency, department store David Jones, global environmental beauty company Aveda and telecommunications company Telstra.
Since April 2021, I have managed Alumni Relations at ANZSOG – the Australia and New Zealand School of Government with over 3600 senior public sector leader graduates based in 40 different countries. As of April 2022 this year, I am now the Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications at ANZSOG responsible for promoting its foundation programs – the two year Executive Master of Public Administration, Towards Strategic Leadership, Executive Fellows Program and Deputies Leadership Program.
Prior to this I worked in the Alumni and Advancement Office at La Trobe University keeping Young Alumni connected and engaged. Highlights include developing the inaugural strategy in 2019, rolling out the new graduate online engagement program in 2020 and being awarded a 2020 Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship by global peak body CASE. Before the AAO, I spent two and a half years in La Trobe’s Media and Communications team managing the Bold Thinking public lecture series held at the State Library of Victoria.
I have previously worked as a freelance PR consultant in the SME sector including writing for The Weekly Review. I have volunteered for Women of Colour Australia and I am a past Board of Management member at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre and past member of the Banyule Arts and Culture Advisory Committee. I’ve been writing my blog since January 2011.
I am a long-time Iyengar yoga practitioner, a more recent convert to pilates, and a semi-regular runner. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my friends and family as well as travelling to different parts of Victoria, Australia and (pre-COVID-19!) the world.
I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land where I come from, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and I pay my respects to their elders past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations people.