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Sophia Shen

Community Executive, Chinese Teacher, Writer and Actor

About Me

Sophia Shen is a Chinese-born Australian poet, award winning writer and actor. She is also a Chinese language teacher and community leader with broad interests in politics, sociology, philosophy, multimedia, art and music. She has worked in various fields such as education, finance, real estate and international trade. She is a strong advocate for women’s rights.
Sophia contributes to many community service roles:
• Board Member of Diversitat – Geelong Ethnic Communities Council
• Board Member of 94.7 the Pulse FM Community Radio Station.
• President of Chinese Association of Geelong Inc (2005-2010)
• Advisory Committee Member for the Refugee Linkage Project (2009-2011)
• Advisory Forum Member for the Cultural Enhancement Fund to improve infrastructure of China Town in Melbourne (2007-2010)
• Advisory Board Member of Geelong Women in Local Democracy
• Member of Victorian Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Coalition
• Member of Victorian Women’s Trust
• Member of Geelong Writers’ Inc

Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma Education Deakin University 2008
Advanced Diploma Electronic Design & Multimedia Gordon TAFE 2002
Diploma in Economic Management Guangdong Leaders’ Management Institute China 1988
Certificate IV in Assessment and Training Box Hill TAFE 2008
Certificate in Film Directing Sydney Based Film 2008

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