As a journalism graduate, Ash has discovered a flair and talent for writing and reporting on issues that matter. Through travel, she realised the desperate need to give back and help those around her. When Ash is not keeping up to date on the latest in news and current affairs, she is usually distracted by her guilty pleasure- celebrity gossip.
Nearing the end of her Media and Communications degree, Niamh has always been more concerned with matters outside the classroom. Whether its volunteering at her local pet shelter, raising awareness of the Duke of Ed youth leadership program or stumbling across majestic temples and incredible views during her recent trip to India, Niamh has drawn inspiration from unique individuals and communities through her experiences with the hope to inspire others as well.
Ron is a fashion and sports photojournalist by passion and been doing freelance since 2010. Indeed a simple down-to-earth guy who's easy to get along with, well organised and communicate well with people. He has done and continue to do model shoots, covering fashion shows and sporting events including special occasions. Some of the celebrities and major fashion and sporting events he had covered are: The Sound of Music, Black Swan, Jennifer Hawkins, Heidi Klum, Serena Williams, Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Arnold Schwarzenegger Classics Australia, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Kooyong Classic, Swimming Victoria, Hyundai A-League, Netball Victoria, Australian Ice Hockey League, Netball Australia, Miss Universe Australia, Miss World Australia, among others.
Mel was born and bred in Melbourne. She's "Mel from Melbourne," if you like. A traveler with a flair for creative writing, Mel is passionate about health, community development, and food. In 2015, Mel completed her undergraduate studies in Health Science (majoring in Nutrition and Physical Activity & Health) and Arts (majoring in Journalism). Mel is now studying her Masters in Public Health while also eating her way through her own home-baked goods (that she experiments with during her free time), volunteering for several community organisations, and saving madly from her job as a barista (which travel destination to next, huh?)
Lucy has a passion for people, culture and creating positive social change. She is enthusiastic about new experiences and exploring opportunities where she can learn, feel challenged and maybe make a difference along the way.This same philosophy is reflected through Lucys work and is the core of both roles she takes on. Leading the marketing for youth development organisation, The Duke of Edinburghs International Award in Victoria, Lucy is responsible for driving the organisation-wide marketing strategy which spans across four spheres of communication: branding, publications, online presence and media/PR.What motivates Lucy the most is knowing that she can help play a part in making a meaningful impact on a young persons life. GIVE Magazine was developed to engage, inspire and empower young people to know that they can make a meaningful impact too. Lucy is interested in connecting with like-minded people and exploring opportunities where she can further contribute to creating positive social change.
Jackie Smith is a Brisbane-based freelance journalist and editor and proofreader whose work has been published through various media platforms including Cargo ART Magazine, Hush Hush Biz and Scenestr. As well as being an avid reader and writer, she has a keen interest in music, history, film, arts and culture.