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Multicultural Bay Ambassadors

About the Program

Our community is diverse and we need more diverse values and voices reflected in our industry and environmental action. The Multicultural Bay Ambassadors Program is a four month volunteer internship program for emerging professionals to develop skills in community engagement and education, and share cultural knowledge for the EcoCentre to better understand and design our programs.

Catalina Mardones, Jiani Zhang, Justine Nikiciuk and Nethmi Nagahulla have joined our team as our Bay Ambassadors. They are currently undergoing Baykeeper training to design culturally inclusive events for February 2022. Check out our upcoming events to join these special events!

Summer 2019/20: Jinhua Xue, Niharika Sharma, Noor Salman, Saniya Dsouza
Summer 2018/20: Elissa Howard, Katy Li, Yashoda Pathak
Summer 2017/18: Brisa Yonzon, Chenxin Tu, Oscar Chen

Finalist: Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards 2020, Young Legends

The Multicultural Bay Ambassadors Program is supported by the Victorian Government Port Phillip Bay Fund (2018 – 2020) and Coastcare Victoria (2017/18, 2021/22).

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.