Founder, Meld Community
Karen is the founder of Meld Community and its international student website Meld Magazine. A multi-disciplinary professional with a decade of experience and skills in print and online journalism, community engagement, entrepreneurship and organisational management, Karen has a special interest in international student engagement and the not-for-profit sector, and how media, especially in the digital age, can be used to improve the health of communities. She also helped pioneer a social journalism initiative through the Carlton Community Website, to empower members of a diverse and multicultural community to inform each other using digital mobile tools. In 2015, she received the Media Award at Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence, for highlighting issues of social importance and community awareness through Meld Magazine.