The New York Alumni Association was established in 2016 to engage and promote the robust, diverse community of Melbourne University alumni in the northeastern United States. Comprising representatives from a wide cross-section of industries including Finance, Technology, Real Estate, Law and Architecture, the New York committee seeks to serve as a resource connecting alumni with the opportunities to enhance their experience in the U.S. both personally and professionally. The Association organizes regular events throughout the year, ranging from intimate talks with industry leaders to art gallery receptions and casual after-work drinks; to stay updated on what’s coming up, follow the NYC Alumni Facebook group, LinkedIn group, or get in touch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See events soon to be hosted by the New York Alumni Association here.
Georgina Harvey, Co-President
Georgina Harvey is an Associate at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York. She is currently serving as Project Manager on both domestic and international residential projects. Georgina received her Bachelor of Planning and Design and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Melbourne, where she received the Global Mobility Study scholarship to study abroad at the Technical University of Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Following the completion of her master's degree, Ms. Harvey took part in an Interior Design Summer Intensive at Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York City. Georgina has been involved in the New York Alumni committee since 2016.
Sophie Watson, Co-President
Sophie Watson is the Director of Retail, Finance and Operations at AUrate New York, a digitally native fine jewelry brand with four boutiques in New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. Sophie oversees AUrate’s existing retail network and is also responsible for leading AUrate’s expansion into in new markets across the US. Upon graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with a double degree in Commerce & Arts (Media & Communications), Sophie moved to New York to join J.P. Morgan; first as an Analyst in the Corporate Banking division, and then as a Private Banker at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Seeking a new challenge after seven years in banking, Sophie transitioned to the start-up world at AUrate, and is currently studying Jewelry Design & Marketing at The Pratt Institute in New York.
Tom Calley, Treasurer
Tom Calley graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University in 2009. Tom began his career at ANZ, working in roles in both Melbourne and Perth. In 2015 he moved to New York where he currently works in ANZ’s Resources, Energy & Infrastructure team. Outside of the office, he enjoys photography, hiking and travel.
Priyanka Krishnan D'Souza, Secretary
Priyanka holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Chinese Language from The University of Melbourne. After graduating in 2015, she relocated to NYC where she is currently working in Recruitment, at Elliott Scott HR. In her spare time, she volunteers with Think Olio, a learning collective based in Brooklyn. She is an avid traveller and loves discovering new cities.