Meet Us

Marilyn Metta

Chairperson

As a storyteller and advocate of human rights issues, Marilyn is passionate about working with marginalised communities and stories. Marilyn is a feminist academic and researcher in the social sciences, gender studies, counselling and human rights at Curtin University, Perth.

Marilyn has more than 15 years experience as a family counsellor at the West Leederville Counselling Centre, working with individuals, children and families. She is a published author and scholar in the areas of family violence, human rights and social justice. 

Rubi NiChin

Co-chairperson

Rubi settled in Australia as a refugee when she was 10 years old. She is passionate about social justice, especially in regard to refugees and asylum seekers. The documentary How I Became a Refugee is about Rubi and her family’s journey from Myanmar to Australia. She hopes the lives of refugees can be changed for the better through the documentary and the work of Mettamorphosis.

Rubi is highly involved in her Chin community and church in Perth. She is currently studying a Masters degree at the University of Western Australia. During her free time she volunteers as a tutor for refugee children in her community. 

 

Mindy ku

Treasurer 

Mindy joined Mettamorphosis because she wanted to make a difference and was interested in using her skills to help others.

She has over 15 years’ international experience in financial analysis, financial reporting, management accounting, compliance reporting, board reporting, company secretarial services and office management across multiple jurisdictions (Australia, Malaysia, UK, Sweden and Norway) including ASX listed companies, public and private companies.

 

Divya Naidu

2018 Intern

Driven by a desire to improve the lives of children, Divya dedicates much of her time to serving the parents and carers of children with a disability, developmental delays or chronic medical conditions in communities with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Through her role as  a peer academic coach at her university, she empowers students in their learning and personal development.

Divya is in her honours year of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Murdoch University. She has five years experience as an early childhood educator. 

indyana chambers galloway

Secretary

Indyana is currently undertaking an internship with Austrade in Canberra after completing her honours in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia in 2018.

She is passionate about achieving effective and compassionate policy solutions to global issues. Indyana believes that justice looks like universal access to quality education, allowing all children to have the tools to reach their potential.

Indyana joined Mettamorphosis as a 2016 intern, and has loved all the opportunities and skills the team at Mettamorphosis has allowed her to gain.

 

nadisha sensinghe

Social media and communications officer

Nadisha is a student of Anthropology and Sociology at Curtin University, a first generation migrant and is very passionate in the field of social justice and human rights.

She was taught by Marilyn in her undergraduate degree and was inspired to take a more active and sustainable role in the area of refugee rights which led her to intern at Mettamorphosis in 2018 and become a board member. 

She is the founder of the Sri Lankan Australia Youth Association university club, loves volunteering with animals and in her spare time she loves to paint.

 

maddy stephens

Board member 

Maddy joined Mettamorphosis as an intern in 2018. She works as a jounalist at Business News and is undertaking an honours year exploring food security in Papua New Guinea at Curtin University.

She watched Mettamorphosis’ documentary How I Became a Refugee at university and was so moved by it, she decided she had to get involved ro support the cause. The Mettamorphosis mission resonates with her as she believes all children deserve the opportunity to learn.

Maddy is passionate about education and has volunteered tutoring migrants and refugees English through the Adult Migrant English Program since 2016.

 

 

Grace Roberts

Board member

Grace is committed to working with people and communities who experience a range of hardships on the local and international scale. She is currently completing a masters in International Development at the University of Western Australia and has completed undergraduate studies in Human Rights.

She has spent four years with volunteering with Teach Learn Grow which fostered her interest in education as a transformative tool to overcome disadvantage, a right which every child deserves, leading her to connect deeply with the Mettamorphosis cause. She also works for the Red Cross to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in local Perth schools.

Grace joined Mettamorphosis as an intern in 2017, and mostly focuses on raising awareness through social media.

annabel poulsen

Board member

Annabel is a Occupational Therapist who has worked in Mental Health for 24 years.

She migrated to Perth Australia from the UK in 1997, where she also worked in the performing arts and campaigned for political change.  Grateful for her own educational opportunities in post-war UK, she also works as a professional mentor with a desire to nurture the next generation of health workers.

She works with Mettamorphsis to improve the lives of children who are stateless, by providing education to refugee children, and to raise awareness/recognition of their needs in an increasingly complex political world.

 

cameron crowe

Board member

Engagement with the fate of stateless people, particularly children, has grown out of Cameron’s work with Australian Traditional Owner people and communities over the last two decades. With a long history of working in rural and remote Australia in the outdoor education sector, and more recently across Asia in commercial enterprises, an understanding of displacement and the struggle to establish a new place and a new community has led to a passion to address the long term consequences of denying children access to education and basic medical services which results in inter-generational trauma.

Cameron is the co-founder of Leave No Trace Australia and Leave No Trace New Zealand, an Associate of Tuhana Consulting, and works with Traditional Owner communities and businesses across Australia.