With eyes full of hope, I arrived as a seventeen-year old in Australia as an international student in 1998. I studied Diploma in Hospitality Management at Blue Mountains Hotel School, Leura and then went on to complete my business degree, jointly conferred by Cornell University and RMIT.
In 2001, I (somehow) made it on the Dean’s list a few times and was selected to do my major at Cornell University, New York, USA. Then 9/11 happened, and my round-the-world trip didn’t. However, I then had the opportunity to complete my major in Marketing & International Finance at RMIT.
Post my graduation in 2002, I was offered a position and was sponsored by my employer in Sydney on the good old work visa SC 457. By now, I had fallen in love with Australia and chose to call it home.
I then worked in various management roles in luxury hotels and in recruitment in Australia & Asia. My passion for people further lead me to the migration law industry. In 2013, realising the talent and skill shortage in Australia, I founded Hotspot People, a boutique recruitment firm. And after completing the graduate Migration Law program at Australian National University, Canberra integrated it with Immigration Hotspot, a full-service migration and recruitment practice based in Melbourne.
I live in Melbourne with my partner and our two little cheeky monkeys. In my own time I love gardening or playing the djembe.