CBE Careers Team

Belle Evans


Career Consultant 

I have been managing teams in universities for the past ten years. This has provided me with significant experience in people management, recruitment, team leadership and project delivery. I believe everyone should have the same opportunity to enjoy their university experience, and I’m grateful that I get to help students do this. I take pride in helping people discover their own values and priorities, and exploring where these can take you in your professional career.

I have a Graduate Certificate of Business Management and am currently completing my Master of Business Administration. Previously, I completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Sustainability and Climate Policy.

Caitlin Wood


Career Consultant 

I began my career working in sales and marketing, which gave me a strong foundation in business development, account management, stakeholder engagement, and project management. Twelve years ago, I transitioned to the education sector, where I have worked in several roles and for the past seven years, specialised in student recruitment.

Throughout the majority of my career, my roles have involved working closely with people, which has led me to be client focused and empathetic, and to prioritise the customer experience. 

My mission is to build your confidence and assist you as you begin your career journey. I can guide and advise you on leadership and management, workplace-communication, time management and public-speaking skills.



Career Consultant 

For over two decades, in both Australia and India, I’ve been a senior human resource and employability professional, with intensive experience across multiple industries and diverse teams. I have worked with leading organisations including Marriott, Accor, Sodexo and Emirates, and have supervised large teams ranging from 120 to 1,200 staff members.

I have recently worked in the employability sector, where I have gained invaluable insights into the contemporary needs of the Australian job market. 

To help you become job-ready and build a sustainable career, I can coach you in several areas, including your soft skills and approach to the workplace.

Kimberley Duong


Careers and Student Employability Manager

I have over 10 years’ experience in the tertiary sector in the human resources, project management and careers coaching space. I am passionate about supporting students to find meaningful experiences and careers during and after their time at university. 

I graduated from the ANU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology, archaeology and gender studies.   



Jessie Zhao


Student Employability and Industry Engagement Officer

I have over eight years experience working in human resources in multinational corporations, including three years managerial experience. I am especially good at recruitment, compensation and benefit functions. I like to use my experience to enhance and expand  employability opportunities for CBE students.

I have a Master of Economics (Labor Economics) and a Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics), and good communication skills in English and Chinese.

Since April 2018, I have been based in ANU China Liaison Office. I am responsible for employer engagement, the CBE GLOBE Internship Program in mainland China and providing careers coaching to CBE students and graduates.



Student Employability Coordinator

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at ANU and I have worked here for ten years, occupying many roles. I have experience in IT, communications, marketing and student recruitment in one of colleges and administration in the University's library. Over the years I have enjoyed working with and helping prospective students still in high school, or those who have already commenced their ANU journey. Helping and inspiring diverse people in a welcoming and inclusive way is what drives me.

I can help you to develop necessary transferable skills for any hybrid job environment through CBE’s Momentum initiative, and assist with your application and any queries you may have.

Kim Nguyen


Career Consultant 

I commenced my professional career in a cadetship program, which allowed me to work in industry and study at the same time. I worked at the Australian Tax Office and later Deloitte, where my passion for working with students began.

I have also worked at various universities in Canberra and Melbourne, in their respective student-employability, work-integrated learning and project-management spaces. I am passionate about empowering and preparing students to successfully secure industry roles and internships.

I can assist you with cover-letter writing; mock interviews; recruitment processes; transitioning to full time work; and career planning.

Liv Duczek


Student Employability Coordinator

I have been a member of the ANU community for over nine years. After completing my Science (Psychology) undergraduate degree in 2017, I joined the professional staff services.

I have worked across Central and College teams in international and domestic admissions, student program and career coordination and advice, academic staff support services, scholarships and prizes. 

I'm currently completing my Masters in Forensic Mental Health; and have a passion for student engagement, inclusivity, and life balance. I work to empower students in their academic and professional skillsets to assist their transition to industry. 


Mahima Banthia


Student Employability Coordinator

I have over 10 years of diverse experience in India and Australia, including in the textile industry, specialist medical colleges, health regulation and the university sector. In 2011 I graduated from the Mumbai University, India with a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting and Auditing).

I love to work with diverse and multicultural students and stakeholders. I see customer service as a core of any industry and thrive on engaging with relevant stakeholders and providing them the best service or outcome possible.

I can empower you through assistance with your professional career and the provision of engagement support services.



Careers and Student Employability Officer

I identify as Non-Binary – so I use They/Them pronouns – and am a proud Aboriginal person from the Northern Territory. I am from the Larrakia, Wardaman and KarraJarri mobs, with a mixture of Chinese, Japanese and Filipino heritage too.

I joined the CBE Careers and Employability team in 2021 as a trainee under the ANU Indigenous Trainee and Apprenticeship Network. Upon completion I began my full-time continuing role with the team. My role is a collaborative one – mainly focusing on our social media profiles, Careers Newsletters, event support and program administration.

I aim to support an inclusive and diverse workplace where students and staff feel welcome and well informed.

Tanya Ali


Careers and Student Employability Senior Manager 

I have more than 20 years of extensive experience in global-donor relations, communications, information management, strategy, and leadership, spanning across the consumer-goods, local-government, humanitarian and higher-education sectors. 

I’ve lived in South Korea, France, Switzerland, Jordan, the UAE and Australia, and worked across a range of leading global brands, managing aspects of sales, marketing, product development and quality assurance. 

I can help you adapt to working in the virtual world; plan and prepare for career transitions and progressions; optimise your professional brand and positioning; and enhance your business and interpersonal communications.