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Wesley Chen


Wesley is a recent high school graduate and a Kwong Lee Dow Scholar at the University of Melbourne. He has a background of community service in his local area, Monash City, and a special interest in Mental Health, Youth Voice and Indigenous Australia. Wesley avidly champions youth rights, previously leading a five-year-long campaign to Federal Government for a dedicated Headspace Centre, which concluded successfully after the centre was delivered in 2020. As an advocate for multiculturalism, Wesley represented Australia as a delegate in the Edinburgh International Culture Summit. He has acquired a certificate in four courses from Harvard University, including “Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice”. In school, Wesley served three years as the student Co-Editor for publications, and is the Debating Vice-Captain. This year, Wesley won the State Championship of the Plain English Speaking Award (PESA), and represented Victoria at the National Final.

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