CBE Careers Team

Brooke Easterby


Deputy Manager, Employability 

I have over 10 years of experience in higher education with a key focus on customer service, event management, student recruitment, and outreach. I pride myself on providing exceptional support to students throughout all stages of their University lifecycle.

I am an eternal optimist at heart. My passions include travel, cooking, and learning more about others. I look forward to supporting CBE students and graduates to successfully secure industry roles, clarify their goals, and make informed decisions about their future paths.


Caitlin Wood


Deputy Manager, Careers and Student Employability 

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.

Cayla Biti


Deputy Manager, Professional Development 

My passion is to uplift and support students through their university experience. Specialising in student engagement, I have extensive experience managing projects and initiatives in global learning, student scholarships, professional development, welfare and recruitment. I am working towards completing the Master of Business Administration at the ANU and have a double degree in Management and International Relations.

I can coach you to articulate the experiences you have undertaken and ensure the soft skills you have gained are showcased in upcoming interviews, selection criteria and resumes. I enjoy working with students to perfect their interview skills and have successfully coached and prepped many of our successful ANU New Colombo Plan Scholars. 



Student Employability Coordinator, Careers and Student Employability 

I have seven years of work experience in the legal industry in Canberra, and a year in ANU Advancement. By leveraging my diverse background and skillset, I can support students through practical industry-based programs to enhance their employability skills, and help them to unlock their full potential.

I graduated from ANU in 2014 with a Master of Accounting. As a CBE alumna, I understand that alumni play a vital role in supporting students' career development by sharing their experiences, providing mentorship, and creating networking opportunities. I am keen to facilitate connections between students and alumni, and help students gain valuable insights, expand their professional networks, and access exciting career paths.

Eugene Tan


Student Employability Coordinator 

I have coordinated national and state based work-integrated-learning (WIL) programs for higher education students studying in Australia. It is my mission to help students develop their employability skills to attain employment in areas they wish to succeed in.

I have a Master of Business Analytics from La Trobe University and I am a CBE alumnus having graduated from ANU in 2019. I have experience in higher education, education technology (EdTech) and analytics. I have mentored students undertaking for credit work integrated learning programs and provided networking opportunities as a co-host of the Melbourne International Student Conference (MISC). I can help you build your personal brand, develop your work experience, articulate your skills and assist you on your employability queries.



Student Employability Coordinator

I have worked at ANU for over ten years, occupying many roles. I have experience in IT, communications, marketing and student recruitment, 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 our programs such as Momentum, CBE Internship, and the Special Industry Project.

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.

Kara Walkington


Student Employability Coordinator

I have over 15 years of industry experience, working across a range of leading global brands, managing aspects of teams, sales, operations, strategy and communication. I especially enjoy creating impactful events, collaborating and engaging with stakeholders.

Working in the CBE Careers space allows me to provide you with the opportunity to accelerate your professional skillset, ease the transition into the workplace and connect you with industry professionals. 

I am the lead Coordinator for Momentum and I am looking forward to developing and supporting your professional development and industry connections.

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.



Sarah Woodbridge


Student Employability Coordinator

I’ve been a professional staff member of ANU for over a decade, many of those years at CBE in the student services space, with extensive experience in higher degree research administration. I’m passionate about supporting and empowering students throughout their university journey and navigating the complexities of their programs, ensuring their time at ANU is valuable and enjoyable.

I recently joined the CBE Career’s team as Student Employability Coordinator and look forward to assisting students partner with industry to expand their knowledge and develop essential skills for the job market.


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.