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Tia Baptista

Project Coordinator

Tia is an experienced linguist specializing in Mandarin. Her background is originally in politics and international studies where she brings a depth of capability across the areas of governance and planning frameworks, policy and strategic planning. She has demonstrated experience working with local governments, community and stakeholders to understand various risk profiles, and work directly with community to identify options for enhanced resilience over time.  


Tia’s diverse and multicultural background and gives her a unique perspective of cultural diversity, cross-cultural competence, and inclusion. She has a strong interest and curiosity of the role of cultures and settlements in contributing to more equitable and sustainable communities has been fostered through her diverse upbringing.  


Throughout her career, Tia has exceled in critical analysis and qualitative research methodology that focuses on evaluating information based on social factors.  She has a strong interest in contemporary Indigenous public policy and has developed a passion for facilitating community connection and resilience through holistic approaches.  


She is the resident expert in policy design where she has applied creative thinking and analytical skills to implement different governance changes and contemporary issues into ResilientCo processes, procedures, and frameworks. Tia is passionate about cultural exchange and connecting communities and institution through two-way flow of information.   


Tia holds a Diploma of Languages in Chinese and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Studies from the University of Melbourne. In addition to her degree, she has experience in project management, including project monitoring and evaluation, and working directly with clients and stakeholders to achieve agreed outcome.

Tia Baptista
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