At IGS, we are proud of our strong school spirit and sense of community.
In keeping with the School’s value of connectedness, we will be hosting an Alumni Panel Breakfast on Thursday 22 February 2018. This event will give guests the opportunity to learn more about various paths Year 12 students follow after school.
We have an exciting panel of speakers, eager to share their own experiences post IGS and provide an engaging forum for our senior students and their parents to ask questions.
Ella Kucharova (2003)
Ella graduated from IGS in 2003 and is now a Human Rights Lawyer. After completing Law School at UNSW, she spent five years working at Canberra Community Law, a community legal centre for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Australian Capital Territory.
In 2012, she volunteered at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Centre in New Orleans assisting people facing the death penalty. In 2015, following a hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, Ella completed a Master of Law at the University of Cambridge on a Cambridge Australia scholarship. She then spent six months living in an Inuit village in the Canadian arctic. After competing in a “Race to Alaska” rowing expedition, she returned to Sydney and now works at the Australian Human Rights Commission, and can also be found slinging ice-blocks at local farmers’ markets on the weekends.
Katinka Day (2005)
Katinka Day is the Campaign and Policy Team Lead with Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group, CHOICE. She is responsible for CHOICE’s food and health policy areas and has achieved positive change for consumers on free range eggs, false health claims and country of origin food labels.
Her background is in digital campaigning and marketing, previously working in the animal welfare and food sustainability spaces. Prior to this she worked for both the public and private sectors in marketing roles. Katinka has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is currently completing her MBA, specialising in Non-Profit Management and Social Enterprise at UTS.
Eryk Bagshaw (2007)
Eryk is a Political and Economics Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age based in the federal press gallery in Parliament House, Canberra. He is a former winner of the Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Award for print and the NSW Young Journalist of the Year Award.
In 2017, he won the Walkley Our Watch Award for an investigation that led to a Human Rights Commission inquiry into sexual assault at all Australian universities. He graduated from IGS in 2007 and has a first class honours degree from the University of Sydney.
If you are interested in learning more about the event, please contact IGS Director of Advancement Julia Glass.