Danica Meas

Facilitator, Advocacy and Consultant

Danica is a young Cambodian woman who is passionate about community and the power of people coming together to take collective action and create meaningful change.

Born in the United States of America, Danica immigrated to Australia as a child along with her family. Her lived experiences of growing up across two Western societies and her family's migration history strongly influenced her interest in the global issues impacting refugee and migrant communities.

Her interest in learning about the lived experiences of diverse people led her to pursue various opportunities. During university, she pursued her own independent research project focused on the lived experiences of young people of Asian-Australian background living in Melbourne/Naarm. She interned as a Research Assistant for Indika Foundation, an Indonesian organisation that supports nation-wide peace education and peace building initiatives.

Since 2021, Danica has actively participated in the Intercultural Young Advocacy Leadership (IYAL) program run by Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria (ECCV), the peak advocacy body for issues impacting refugee and migrant communities across Victoria. She is a Future Healthy Community Champion at VicHealth, helping raise awareness of community initiatives that support greater mental health, wellbeing and social connection. 

Danica is the Communications Manager at Community Coalition Victoria. As a young leader, Danica aspires to help shape an Australia that strongly supports wellbeing, equality, and inclusion for all.