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IDP Sydney counsellors

We have a team of friendly, skilled education counsellors who speak a range of languages. Check out their bios and get to know them better.

Charlie Zheng

Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Charlie is from China and has been living in Australia since 1999. While in Australia, Charlie obtained a Diploma in Immigration Law and a post-graduate degree in Business Management. Charlie has been working with IDP since 2008 and is the senior migration counselor who manages student visa services for all nationalities. Charlie enjoys keeping fit and reading current affairs in his spare time. Charlie’s migration agent registration number is 0102527.

Julia Yao

Fluent in English and Mandarin.
Julia is originally from China and has been living in Australia since 2004, where she completed her Master of Commerce. Julia looks after students from parts of Southeast Asia, namely Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Hong Kong. She has been working with IDP for more than 8 years and prides herself on ensuring the best outcome for her students. When she isn’t working she enjoys shopping and trying different foods.

Sasha Reyes

Fluent in Tagalog and English.
Sasha has over two and a half years experience helping students from the Philippines. In that short time, she realised that she wanted a career in education and finds it very fulfilling to support and counsel students about their study options and future goals. She loves spending time with her family and tries to catch all her favourite crime investigation documentaries, travel and food vlogs during her free time.

Elise Nguyen

Fluent in English and Vietnamese.
Elise came to Australia from Vietnam almost 3 years ago to pursure her Bachelor's degree at Macquarie University. While living and studying here she discovered that she can connect with and help other international students as she was once in their shoes. Elise is interested in all aspects of international education, especially in cross-cultural communication and cultural adjustment. She also loves to cook Vietnamese food, play boardgames and writing.

Hinal Pandya

Fluent in English, Gujarati and Hindi.
A native of Gujarat, India, Hinal has more that 7 years experience in education and research. After living in Australia for 8 years, she recognises the challenges many students face and wants to support students in their academic pursuits. Hinal holds a Master's degree in Political Science and loves shopping, going out with friends and using all the amazing new apps on her mobile phone.

Smetha Raju

Fluent in English, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada.
Smetha has been living in  Australia since 2015. As an international student who graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Master of Business Administration, she understands the challenges international students face and can relate to them on many levels. Her goal is to help as many students pursue their dreams academically in Australia. She loves classical dancing and doing craft work in a her free time.

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