GSA Leadership Team 

GSA is an independent association that provides all 36,000+ enrolled graduate students at the University of Melbourne with representation, events, training and support.

Sajal Goundar - Chief Executive Officer 

Sajal has many years of experience in financial, governance and operational management specializing in higher education sector. Sajal is committed to advancing the graduate student academics and experience through the GSA. He aims to work within the wider University community and beyond to further the objectives of the GSA in the areas of representation, academic excellence, transition, engaged and healthy communities and organisational sustainability. Furthermore, Sajal’s goals are to bring stability, increase engagement, continuous improvements with collaboration and inclusivity, promoting a respectful and caring environment.

Christina Murambi - Manager, Policy & Advocacy

Christina has over 9 years of experience in policy, advocacy, and social work, and holds a master’s degree in Human Rights Law and Social Work.  Christina leads GSA’s policy and advocacy work and engages with relevant UoM departments to address graduate student concerns and needs. She also aims to further GSA’s reputation as an effective advocacy and representative organisation.

Kerry Tucker - Manager, Student Engagement & Communications

Kerry comes to GSA with over 25 years’ experience in the Higher Education sector and Student Experience space. Kerry was a lecturer and tutor in Media and Communications for 7 years with Swinburne University, including teaching some courses online and tutoring with Open Universities Australia (OUA). She also spent 7 years with Ormond College Halls of Residence as College Duty Manager and then was appointed the Freemantle Fellowship mentoring Ormond’s Indigenous cohort of students. Kerry also has experience with International Students working for Cambridge International College and with Monash University as an online exam invigilator. Before joining GSA she worked during COVID assisting resident students during lockdown at dwell Student Village (formerly RMIT). In her role as Manager Student Engagement & Communications, Kerry intends to provide GSA Graduates with a holistic, universal and memorable experience in their academic journeys. Her main focus is the inclusivity, equality and support of marginalized and/or disadvantaged students.

Kelvin Hoang - Acting Manager, Business Operations and Finance

Kelvin has over 20 years of experience in the education sector working across a number ofuniversities and RTOs including RMIT University and Victoria University. He has been covering various roles ranging from Senior Finance Manager, Finance Manager and is currently acting as Manager of Business Operations and Finance at GSA. He has a thorough understanding of the finance & resources management, governance, policies and regulatory framework implemented in tertiary education.

As the Manager Business Operations and Finance, Kelvin oversees the financial management, human resources, OHS, IT and other operational functions in collaboration with the Student Engagement and Policy and Advocacy Teams. Kelvin intends to lead in the operational areas to ensure GSA can offer effective and efficient programs to support graduates at University of Melbourne, whilst at the same time assisting the GSA Board and Management in delivering its business plans.


Our Staff

Liana Moore
Lead Student Engagement Officer – Activities & Events

Shradda Gurung
Student Engagement Officer – Activities & Events

Paul Holgate
Student Engagement Officer – Graduate Groups

Lisa Murden
Student Information Officer

Jinni Low
Content Graphics Officer

Eliza Davis
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Elizabeth Swain
Content Marketing Officer

Eren Muller
Administration Officer

Razi Pilli
Senior Policy Coordinator

Hiruni Walimunige
Policy & Advocacy Officer

Maddy Sawant
HR & OHS Officer