Meet UNIV 2019 President

02 Apr Meet UNIV 2019 President

Kristine Malabanan is a scientist and educator based in Sydney, Australia.

She completed a PhD in Medical Research at the University of New South Wales, investigating the causes of heart disease and designing new drugs to cure it. After working as a postdoctoral scientist, she decided to invest more time in training future scientists. She completed a postgraduate degree in education and began teaching Senior Biology in a high school in Sydney.
Kristine is passionate about “coaching” as a means of helping young people to develop a “growth mindset” and fulfill their true potential. She has worked as a tutor for university students at Creston College, Sydney; and as mentor of high school students, collaborating with parents and teachers in the formation of their children.
She is also passionate about giving back to the community through volunteer opportunities. She has worked with RELEDEV (Relief, Education and Development) Australia, organising a number of service projects for both university and high school students: teaching skills to young Indigenous Australians in Dubbo, NSW; working alongside people with disabilities in Tasmania; refurbishing schools and providing relief for disadvantaged people in Batangas, Philippines. She is a firm believer in the saying: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”