board of directors
One Eighty is conscious of staying true to the organisation’s ethos of supporting young people to develop a public voice and providing a platform from where meaningful sustainable cultural change can be instigated. In line with this the organisation has implemented a youth-led Board of Directors.
Samantha is a fourth year psychology student at Monash University, who recently completed her thesis on childhood trauma and posttraumatic growth. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology and the History and Philosophy of Science, from the University of Sydney in 2018. She has been involved with One Eighty since its inception in 2017 and is the COO of the organisation. She has also recently begun working as an Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapist for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Chris graduated from Macquarie University with a Commerce degree in International Business and marketing in 2016 and is currently studying Communications (majoring in Social and Political Science) and a Diploma of Language in Mandarin, at UTS. He has also worked as a marketing assistant at Fantasea, and a student learning facilitator for UTS.
Billy is an Indigenous artist and surfer born and raised on Sydney's Northern Beaches. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2019, graduating with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales. He currently is represented as an exhibiting artist by M Contemporary Gallery in Woollahra, and works part time as a tutor for Indigenous students at the University of New South Wales.
Elisabeth is a Senior Policy Officer at Victims Services, Department of Justice NSW. Elisabeth graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Diploma of Languages (German).
Natasha works as a journalist for The Australian Financial Review. She has a Bachelor of Media & Communications and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. She has coordinated events and panel talks on topics including sexuality, body image, mental health, and women’s rights.
Karla works for Diversity Council Australia (DCA), the independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as DCA’s Governance, Policy & Research Officer / Company Secretary. She has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and Journalism, from the University of Notre Dame Australia, and has volunteered for various charities and community groups throughout her studies and professional career.
dr maria bilal
Maria is a medical doctor based in Sydney, having completed a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle. She has advocated on the Post-2015 Agenda at the United Nations, represented medical students at the World Health Assembly in Geneva and was selected to represent Australia to the 2016 Girls20 Summit in Beijing. Following this, she joined the Policy Team at Level Medicine, a non-government organisation that seeks to inspire an ongoing conversation about the gender disparity in the medical profession and to advocate for gender equality. She is also a member of the Youth Advisory Council at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health.