Thick skin and resilience key to illustrious media career

13/05/2022. By Carmelle Wilkinson.

Nine News presenter Tracy Vo at home in Perth.

Boarding a flight to Johannesburg in the middle of the night, to report on the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela, is one of those career moments Nine News presenter Tracy Vo (BA, Journalism 2004) will never forget.

A symbol of strength and freedom, the 95-year old’s death made headlines around the world.

“Within hours of hearing the news I was on a flight to South Africa and upon touch down it was pretty much live coverage straight away,’’ she said.

“It was such an incredible experience, you really felt like you were part of history.

“That’s one of the things I love about this job. Reporting live is so much fun, and it brings such a rush of adrenalin, I never get tired of it. If I did, then I’d have to start looking for a new career.”

Gracing our TV screens at 6pm on weekends, Tracy bring us the latest headlines from the Nine News desk.

But beyond the glamourous hair and make-up and stylish wardrobe attire, is someone with a fascinating background, the brightest of smiles and an even bigger heart.

Reading the latest headlines from the Nine News desk.

Reflecting on her illustrious media career which began in 2004, the 38-year-old is the first to admit some days were harder than others.

“Stories that cover young families battling an illness or tragic accidents aren’t easy. I can get quite emotional,’’ she said.

Thankfully, in between those heartbreaking stories, Tracy said there were stories that lifted the human spirit and gave hope.

Such was the amazing rescue of four-year-old Cleo Smith.

Snatched from her family’s shared tent while camping at the Quobba Blowholes in WA’s north, the little girl was missing for 18 days before she was found alive and well by WA Police.

“I received a call from our news director at about 4.30am that morning who told me the good news, that Cleo had been found,’’ Tracy said.

“Shortly after that call we began the morning coverage and live crosses. That’s the sort of off the cuff reporting that I just love.”

Tracy and brother Trevor with their parents Lien and Tai.

Growing up in Perth’s northern suburbs, Tracy admits it was never a childhood dream of hers to be a journalist.

“Truth be told I wasn’t great at Maths or Science, but I was good at English, so I guess I followed my strengths,’’ she joked.

“My brain is wired to be intrigued and I ask a lot of questions, so journalism was the perfect fit.

“I also enjoyed watching the news and current affair shows with my parents.

“I grew up with 60 Minutes, the Sunday program and most nights, we’d watch National Nine News which is of course Nine News these days.”

Tracy was inspired to pursue a career in broadcast by her Curtin lecturer Les Walsh.

Tracy said she initially had her eyes set on a career in print journalism, but that soon changed after her potential for broadcast news was discovered by her Curtin lecturer and radio great Les Welsh.

“Les was amazing. He always pushed me further and it was because of him that I gave radio a go. He told me I had a great voice, and I started reading some radio bulletins on Curtin FM, and it kind of kicked off from there,’’ she said.

Following graduation, Tracy moved to Sydney to work at radio station 2SM.

She then moved into television taking on a variety of roles at Sky News Australia, before becoming a Nine News reporter in 2007 where she also spent a period of time in Canberra’s press gallery as Nine’s political reporter.

After 10 years in Sydney, it was time to head home to Perth where she continued to cover breaking news stories, including Schappelle Corby’s release and the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

A stint on the Today Show in Sydney at the start of 2020 was cut short by the pandemic, and Tracy returned to Perth to be closer to her parents.

Tracy with the Today team, before the pandemic hit.

“I got back just before the borders closed,’’ she said.

“I’m very close to my family. I speak to Mum and Dad almost every day. With Dad falling into the vulnerable group, I just wanted to be closer in case they needed me.”

Tracy said it was her parent’s courage and resilience as refugees which paved the way for her bright and promising future.

Tracy has strong family values and has embraced her Vietnamese heritage.

“My parents sacrificed a lot so my brother and I could have the best possible life,’’ she said.

“My parents taught me resilience, respect, humility, compassion and gratefulness. Qualities which I’ve valued and carried throughout my personal life and career.”

Fleeing Vietnam in their 20s, just after the Vietnam War in 1978, they boarded a leaky boat with 16 relatives and 121 strangers in the dead of night bound for Australia.

Not knowing what the future would hold, their extraordinary act of bravery is detailed in Tracy’s memoir Small Bamboo.

Now, almost 40 years later, their decision to escape Vietnam has been rewarded by a happy and successful life for their family in Australia, the country they are now proud to call home.

Taking a moment from presenting to enjoy a cuppa. 

Born and bred in Perth, Tracy said she’s a proud Australian and an even prouder West Australian.

“Throughout my career, I have embraced who I am and my heritage. I have never felt out of place. However, this wasn’t always the case,’’ she said.

“I remember one day in primary school, one of the girls started talking about everyone’s skin colour in the playground and she pointed to me and said Tracy has ugly skin and everyone laughed. I was crushed.

“Up until that point, it hadn’t occurred to me that I was any different.

Tracy said looking back now, those early childhood bullies may have actually prepared her for life on the road as a hard news journalist.

“You need to have thick skin in this job, or you won’t survive,’’ she laughed.

Nowadays, the confident news presenter says hurtful comments don’t hold the same weight as they once did.

Tracy says childhood bullies gave her a thick skin and prepared her for life as a hard news journalist.

“When I first started reading the news, I was getting rather brutal and racist tweets, but I’ve since learned to just brushed it off,’’ she said.

Forging a successful career as one of the only Vietnamese faces on Australian television, Tracy is breaking the mould and celebrating diversity.

“I’m really flattered when people are inspired by what I do. Particularly kids, who come up and tell me they want to be a journalist, I think that’s just wonderful,’’ she said.

Going on 15 years at the Nine Network, Tracy said she still experienced jitters before going on air.

“That rush is still there. When the lights come on and we hit the one-minute mark, I still feel the nerves. But it’s good nerves. I feel so grateful to be able to do this,’’ she said.

“I’m getting a bit older now though, so not sure if I still enjoy the chase as much, I may have to leave that for the younger ones haha.”

Waiting at Perth airport lounge to board a flight.

And her advice for any inspiring future journalists?

“If there’s one thing about this industry that I’ve learned, is that it’s a marathon not a sprint. It’s a lot of hard work, graveyard shifts, and early morning starts. But it’s all worth it,’’ she said.

“The industry has also changed quite a lot since I started my career in 2004. Back then it was quite tough and very male dominated, whereas now we are seeing more female in executive roles such as news directors and producers, which is amazing.”

When Tracy isn’t sharing the latest news with West Aussies, she’s whipping up delicious home cooked meals for her loved ones.

“Any chance I get I love to cook,’’ she said.

“I can make a mean laksa. My Mum and Dad are both amazing cooks so naturally it’s rubbed off on me.

“I’m known in the newsroom as the feeder. I’m always bringing in food for everyone. The last thing I brought in were home baked Anzac biscuits for Anzac Day.”

Tracy Vo has a positive outlook on life and hopes to stay in the media game for a while longer.

And what does the future hold for TVo? (as her friends call her)

“I’d like to mix it up. Just recently I did some shooting for a location production related to food and that was lots of fun. But I’d definitely love to stay in the game for a while longer,” she said.

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On a mission to give back to the Curtin community and help shape the next generation of industry professionals, CaAtherine decided to get involved in Curtin’s Faculty of Business & Law Internship program.

Through the 12-week program, CaAtherine was able to impart her wealth of marketing and business knowledge to Curtin Marketing student Kyra Otega as part of the program.

Having just completed the program, CaAtherine and Kyra share their experiences. 💛

𝟏. 𝐂𝐚𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦?
As a proud Curtin Alumni, being a mentor allows me to share my experiences, insights, and knowledge with the next generation of business leaders, and I am excited to support and guide them on their journey!
 
𝟐. 𝐊𝐲𝐫𝐚, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞?
Working with CaAtherine and the Real Healthy HQ has taught me a lot about the practical side of marketing. Learning these lessons has built my confidence greatly, before beginning my internship it was hard to see myself as a professional Marketer rather than a Marketing student.
 
𝟑. 𝐂𝐚𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐢 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲?
I encourage fellow alumni to get involved, as their contribution as a mentor could be exactly what a mentee needs to elevate their abilities and become work-ready. Your guidance and experience can make a lasting difference in their journey.

Contact Curtin FBL Student Experience Coordinator Yen Hieu at fblengagement@curtin.edu.au to express your interest. 🧑‍💻

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Mentoring #Business #Industry #Experience #Mentorship #ProfessionalDevelopment #WorkExperience #Leadership #Marketing #Perth #Coaching #Education #Entrepreneur

Curtin graduate and Founder & Owner of The Real Healthy HQ CaAtherine Meredith is passionate about supporting the next generation of Curtin business leaders. 📚💡

On a mission to give back to the Curtin community and help shape the next generation of industry professionals, CaAtherine decided to get involved in Curtin’s Faculty of Business & Law Internship program.

Through the 12-week program, CaAtherine was able to impart her wealth of marketing and business knowledge to Curtin Marketing student Kyra Otega as part of the program.

Having just completed the program, CaAtherine and Kyra share their experiences. 💛

𝟏. 𝐂𝐚𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦?
As a proud Curtin Alumni, being a mentor allows me to share my experiences, insights, and knowledge with the next generation of business leaders, and I am excited to support and guide them on their journey!
 
𝟐. 𝐊𝐲𝐫𝐚, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞?
Working with CaAtherine and the Real Healthy HQ has taught me a lot about the practical side of marketing. Learning these lessons has built my confidence greatly, before beginning my internship it was hard to see myself as a professional Marketer rather than a Marketing student.
 
𝟑. 𝐂𝐚𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐢 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲?
I encourage fellow alumni to get involved, as their contribution as a mentor could be exactly what a mentee needs to elevate their abilities and become work-ready. Your guidance and experience can make a lasting difference in their journey.

Contact Curtin FBL Student Experience Coordinator Yen Hieu at fblengagement@curtin.edu.au to express your interest. 🧑‍💻

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Mentoring #Business #Industry #Experience #Mentorship #ProfessionalDevelopment #WorkExperience #Leadership #Marketing #Perth #Coaching #Education #Entrepreneur
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However, after noticing a rapid decline of canopy cover in his home country over the years, Dean had to take action.
 
After graduating from Curtin, the Accounting & Finance graduate founded Planters – a conservation program turned public company whose main goal is to preserve biodiversity through strategic reforestation.

Since 2008, Planters has been restoring and protecting hectares of forest throughout Malaysia, including the National Botanic Gardens Shah Alam.

Last month, the company revealed it’s exciting new cutting-edge digital technology representing a significant advancement towards safeguarding Malaysia’s invaluable forests and biodiversity.

Read more in #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

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Growing up in the tropical climate of Kuala Lumpur, Sadruddin (Dean) was fortunate to live within minutes of lush forest. 🌲🌱

However, after noticing a rapid decline of canopy cover in his home country over the years, Dean had to take action.

After graduating from Curtin, the Accounting & Finance graduate founded Planters – a conservation program turned public company whose main goal is to preserve biodiversity through strategic reforestation.

Since 2008, Planters has been restoring and protecting hectares of forest throughout Malaysia, including the National Botanic Gardens Shah Alam.

Last month, the company revealed it’s exciting new cutting-edge digital technology representing a significant advancement towards safeguarding Malaysia’s invaluable forests and biodiversity.

Read more in #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

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What does it take to become a successful marketer in today’s world? 💻🌏💡

Curtin Marketing Association President Sean Palm caught up with the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the Perth International Cabaret Festival, Alison Welburn to gain some valuable insights on how to become a professional marketer.

Since graduating from Curtin, Alison has acquired more than 30 years’ experience working within the WA arts sector, and is the Founder and Owner of Limelight Consulting, a bespoke Arts PR and Marketing consultancy. 🎭

Alison shares her top tips on how to make it in the marketing industry. Watch the full interview via the link in bio. 🔗

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What does it take to become a successful marketer in today’s world? 💻🌏💡

Curtin Marketing Association President Sean Palm caught up with the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the Perth International Cabaret Festival, Alison Welburn to gain some valuable insights on how to become a professional marketer.

Since graduating from Curtin, Alison has acquired more than 30 years’ experience working within the WA arts sector, and is the Founder and Owner of Limelight Consulting, a bespoke Arts PR and Marketing consultancy. 🎭

Alison shares her top tips on how to make it in the marketing industry. Watch the full interview via the link in bio. 🔗

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CareersCorner #Marketing #DigitalMarketing #Media #Communications #PublicRelations #Management #Business #Perth #PerthBusiness #PerthisOk #Graduate #Arts #Consulting #BusinessAdvice
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What a wonderful time celebrating Curtin University Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary last week! 🎊
 
Ahead of the celebrations over the weekend in Miri, our team caught up with some of our incredible alumni in Kuala Lumpur.
 
Hear their special message below. 👇
 
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What a wonderful time celebrating Curtin University Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary last week! 🎊
 
Ahead of the celebrations over the weekend in Miri, our team caught up with some of our incredible alumni in Kuala Lumpur.
 
Hear their special message below. 👇
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Miri #KualaLumpar #University #HigherEducation #Education #Graduates #Community #Friends #Memories #Graduations #Leaders
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Congratulations to all of our new Curtin Malaysia alumni who graduated today at the Curtin Malaysia Graduation Ceremony! 🎉✨🎓

Such a proud and momentous occasion, we can’t wait to see where your Curtin degree will take you. 

Welcome to our alumni family!! 👏🏽👏🏽💛💛

See your friends in the video? Tag them in the comments below. 👇🏽

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Congratulations to all of our new Curtin Malaysia alumni who graduated today at the Curtin Malaysia Graduation Ceremony! 🎉✨🎓

Such a proud and momentous occasion, we can’t wait to see where your Curtin degree will take you.

Welcome to our alumni family!! 👏🏽👏🏽💛💛

See your friends in the video? Tag them in the comments below. 👇🏽

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Curtin Finance & Marketing graduate Jane Teh is passionate about bringing people together to create amazing opportunities. 🤝🌏
 
As President of the Curtin Malaysia Alumni Chapter and a respected Corporate Trainer and Consultant, Jane is looking forward to celebrating Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary with our current and future graduates.
 
Thank you Jane for showing us around your home city of Kuala Lumpur, we had the best time eating and walking (13,000 steps) our way around the City.
 
We can’t wait to enjoy a Cham with you again soon! 💛
 
As we celebrate 25 years of our amazing Curtin Malaysia alumni community, Jane shares what she loves the most about being an alumna and career advice for aspiring graduates looking to excel in their careers. 🎉🎓
 
Read the full interview with Jane via the link in bio. 👆
 
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Curtin Finance & Marketing graduate Jane Teh is passionate about bringing people together to create amazing opportunities. 🤝🌏
 
As President of the Curtin Malaysia Alumni Chapter and a respected Corporate Trainer and Consultant, Jane is looking forward to celebrating Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary with our current and future graduates.
 
Thank you Jane for showing us around your home city of Kuala Lumpur, we had the best time eating and walking (13,000 steps) our way around the City.
 
We can’t wait to enjoy a Cham with you again soon! 💛
 
As we celebrate 25 years of our amazing Curtin Malaysia alumni community, Jane shares what she loves the most about being an alumna and career advice for aspiring graduates looking to excel in their careers. 🎉🎓
 
Read the full interview with Jane via the link in bio. 👆
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Interview #Business #Global #Travel #KualaLumpar
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What a beautiful night celebrating Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary with our amazing alumni in Kuala Lumpur. Thank you to everyone who came, we loved seeing you!! ❤️❤️

Are you a Curtin alumni in Malaysia? Get involved in Curtin Malaysia’s Lost Alumni Project by updating your details via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Community #International #Graduates #Global

What a beautiful night celebrating Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary with our amazing alumni in Kuala Lumpur. Thank you to everyone who came, we loved seeing you!! ❤️❤️

Are you a Curtin alumni in Malaysia? Get involved in Curtin Malaysia’s Lost Alumni Project by updating your details via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Community #International #Graduates #Global
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From YouTube star to creative director, Curtin graduate Jin Lim (also known as @jinnyboy) has come a long way from his content creating days. 🎬🎥
 
The former radio DJ is now founder of his own production house and social media agency – Aspect Ratio Studios. 🚀

It was so lovely catching up with Jin and hearing all about his exciting and impressive career journey.
 
“While I loved being a Youtuber for 10 years and building my channel, as I got older and started a family, I wanted to create something a bit more sustainable,’’ he said.
 
“Under our agency, aspiring creatives like writers and directors have a platform or playground to do whatever they like without guidelines.”

You have a special way of bringing stories to life Jin and we look forward to seeing what’s next for Aspect Ratio Studios. 🎓✨
 
As we mark Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary, Jin shares his fondest Curtin Malaysia memories with us below. 👇

Are you a Curtin alumni in Malaysia? Get involved in Curtin Malaysia’s Lost Alumni Project by updating your details here: https://shorturl.at/6Ne1n
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #KualaLumpar #SocialMedia #ContentCreator #JinnyBoy #Influencer #BusinessLeader #Business #Global

From YouTube star to creative director, Curtin graduate Jin Lim (also known as @jinnyboy) has come a long way from his content creating days. 🎬🎥
 
The former radio DJ is now founder of his own production house and social media agency – Aspect Ratio Studios. 🚀

It was so lovely catching up with Jin and hearing all about his exciting and impressive career journey.
 
“While I loved being a Youtuber for 10 years and building my channel, as I got older and started a family, I wanted to create something a bit more sustainable,’’ he said.
 
“Under our agency, aspiring creatives like writers and directors have a platform or playground to do whatever they like without guidelines.”

You have a special way of bringing stories to life Jin and we look forward to seeing what’s next for Aspect Ratio Studios. 🎓✨
 
As we mark Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary, Jin shares his fondest Curtin Malaysia memories with us below. 👇

Are you a Curtin alumni in Malaysia? Get involved in Curtin Malaysia’s Lost Alumni Project by updating your details here: https://shorturl.at/6Ne1n
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #KualaLumpar #SocialMedia #ContentCreator #JinnyBoy #Influencer #BusinessLeader #Business #Global
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Curtin graduate Nikki Di Costa is passionate about making our communities happier and healthier through the power of yoga and education. 🧘📚 

Living out of home and studying to become a pharmacist at Curtin, Nikki discovered yoga for the first time through her housemate and the rest became history. 

In 2015, Nikki started instructing yoga in a small rural WA town of just 4000 people, nowadays she is @cityofbayswater’s resident yoga instructor and also teaches through her holistic health and wellness business, @corehealthshift. 

“I love instructing as I can give back to the community through running parents and bubs classes. Having three kids myself,  I know how hard it can be to make time for exercise. It feels so good to be able to give back to these parents that may be struggling. Knowing that you can make a difference to one person’s life, that’s amazing!” she said. 

Nikki isn’t just passionate about giving back through the power of yoga, she is also a dedicated educator here at Curtin, working as a Sessional Tutor in the School of Management and Marketing. 🍎📚

This year marks Nikki’s 30th anniversary of being at Curtin, from taking dreaded exams in Hollis Lecture Theatre (building 401), she’s now educating and empowering our next generation of changemakers. 💛 

“Curtin has given me the opportunity to be educated and now I’m able to return that gift and give back through educating and mentoring future generations. Continuous learning is something that has always been instilled in me,” she said. 

Discover more inspiring Curtin alumni stories in Curtin Commons via the link in bio. 👆 

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Anniversary #Pharmacy #Business #SmallBusiness #Yoga #Education #HigherEducation #Perth #Teacher #Leaders #Health #Wellness

Curtin graduate Nikki Di Costa is passionate about making our communities happier and healthier through the power of yoga and education. 🧘📚

Living out of home and studying to become a pharmacist at Curtin, Nikki discovered yoga for the first time through her housemate and the rest became history.

In 2015, Nikki started instructing yoga in a small rural WA town of just 4000 people, nowadays she is @cityofbayswater’s resident yoga instructor and also teaches through her holistic health and wellness business, @corehealthshift.

“I love instructing as I can give back to the community through running parents and bubs classes. Having three kids myself,  I know how hard it can be to make time for exercise. It feels so good to be able to give back to these parents that may be struggling. Knowing that you can make a difference to one person’s life, that’s amazing!” she said.

Nikki isn’t just passionate about giving back through the power of yoga, she is also a dedicated educator here at Curtin, working as a Sessional Tutor in the School of Management and Marketing. 🍎📚

This year marks Nikki’s 30th anniversary of being at Curtin, from taking dreaded exams in Hollis Lecture Theatre (building 401), she’s now educating and empowering our next generation of changemakers. 💛

“Curtin has given me the opportunity to be educated and now I’m able to return that gift and give back through educating and mentoring future generations. Continuous learning is something that has always been instilled in me,” she said.

Discover more inspiring Curtin alumni stories in Curtin Commons via the link in bio. 👆

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Greetings from our team in Kuala Lumpur!!! 🌏👋🇲🇾
 
Ahead of Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary celebrations in Miri this weekend, our Head of Engagement Caroline Robson and Editor-in-Chief of Curtin Commons Carmelle Wilkinson are catching up with some of our amazing alumni in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. 🎉🎓

Their first stop is coffee (of course) and then plenty of posing with celebrity photographer and bestselling author Kid Chan.
 
According to @tatlermagazine, the Bachelor of Commerce graduate is one of 100 people you must know in Asia!
 
Read about Kid’s exciting career journey from business executive to world renowned photographer in Curtin Commons via the link in bio. 👆
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Interview #Photography #Photographer #BusinessLeader #Business #Global

Greetings from our team in Kuala Lumpur!!! 🌏👋🇲🇾
 
Ahead of Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary celebrations in Miri this weekend, our Head of Engagement Caroline Robson and Editor-in-Chief of Curtin Commons Carmelle Wilkinson are catching up with some of our amazing alumni in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. 🎉🎓

Their first stop is coffee (of course) and then plenty of posing with celebrity photographer and bestselling author Kid Chan.
 
According to @tatlermagazine, the Bachelor of Commerce graduate is one of 100 people you must know in Asia!
 
Read about Kid’s exciting career journey from business executive to world renowned photographer in Curtin Commons via the link in bio. 👆
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Interview #Photography #Photographer #BusinessLeader #Business #Global
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