Saba has made a significant contribution to the Wagga Wagga community and to the international students’ cohort nationally.
She came from New Delhi as an international student pursuing her PhD at Charles Sturt University,Wagga Wagga,NSW with her husband and two year old daughter. Since arriving in Australia, she has donned many hats and achieved heaps of regional and national recognition.
Saba was a winner of 2014 NSW International Student of the Year Awards in the Higher education category and in 2015 was invited as a guest speaker at the same Awards.She was the first international student to be a Finalist at Crow Awards 2014 in the category “Young Professional Award” organized by Wagga Wagga Business Chamber. She was recently a Finalist at NSW & ACT Regional Volunteering Award, a Finalist in the category “Youth Community Achiever of the year” in 2017 Australia-India Business and Community Award.
She is currently a member of Regional Advisory Council (RAC) with Multicultural NSW, Communication Officer at Local Health Advisory Council (LHAC) at Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD), past Equity and acting Education officer at Council of International Students Australia (CISA), Board Member at Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga (MCWW), AFL Multicultural Community Ambassador with Australia Post, Steering committee member at Relationship Australia, committee member at Wagga Wagga Australia Day committee demonstrating Saba’s dedication to the promotion of education and community based services for all members of society.
At CSU, Saba was the first international student elected to Council; Postgraduate student representative on Science Board, President of the International Students Club.
Saba is very passionate about her work, a highly effective communicator and tenacious networker who holds a fírm belief in the importance of engaging with our younger generations. She has been invited as a Panelist/ Speakers on local and national podiums.
She is also actively engaged with the wider community on the social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. This is her 2nd year as an eChamp at 2017 NEMBC