Change X Unzipped Conference 2017 Convenors

The Change X Unzipped team in 2017 consists of the following dedicated volunteers. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at

Tasmyn soller

Tasmyn is a third year medical student at the University of Melbourne. She is extremely passionate about global health and strives to reduce the local and global inequities in healthcare. In addition to convening Change x Unzipped 2017, Tasmyn is also on the management team of AMSA’s Global Health Conference and undertaking research at the Centre for International Child Health. Previously Tasmyn has represented Australian medical students at the 66th IFMSA General Assembly in Arusha, Tanzania and was President of Embrace Education, a non-for profit organisation providing free tutoring and homework clubs for disadvantaged students, mostly from refugee and recent migrant backgrounds. Tasmyn hopes that the Change x Unzipped conference will educate delegates about the vast array of issues that influence healthcare and inspire them to make tangible change in their local and global communities.


Brittany butten 

Britt is a second year medical student at Deakin University. She felt that Change x Unzipped was the best conference she went to in first year and cannot wait to take it to the next level in 2017! Although always passionate about global health but she reflects that her undergraduate studies in social anthropology really reinforced her interest in the relationship between cultural beliefs and lived experiences of health for people around the world. Since starting medical school Britt has been involved in many UHAD events including Feast on diversity. She is honoured to fill the role as Deakin Convenor in 2017.

james jiang

James is a fifth-year medical student at Monash University. After making the website for the original Change Conference in 2015, he jumped at the opportunity to return as Monash Convenor for Change x Unzipped in 2017. With an interest in global health since high school, James has been involved with Monash University’s global health group (Ignite) since the start of medical school and currently serves as their AMSA global health representative. He has also been involved with Friends4Fiji, a student-run initiative aimed at creating shared learning opportunities between medical students at Monash University and Fiji’s Uman and Prasad School of Medicine. As Monash Convenor, James hopes that Change X Unzipped 2017 will inspire and fuel the passion of both budding and veteran Victorian global health enthusiasts


Change X Unzipped Conference 2017 Committee

Academic subcommittee

Rufi Chen

Ashleigh Qama


Social subcommittee

Clare Vincent

Eloise Noske


Sponsorship subcommittee

Tara Grayson

Shanice Van Ryn-Sale

Academic Coordinator

Georgia Fox



Social Coordinator

Hellen Geros



Sponsorship Manager

Wayne Zheng


IT Manager

Ricky Le


Promotions Manager

Kate Van Berkel