Who we are

Meet the Compass team

Compass is managed on a day-to-day basis by the University's Social Inclusion Unit which initiates and coordinates project activities, manages resources and reporting.


Mary Teague

Head - Widening Participation


Mary's role is focussed on progressing University-wide programs and Faculty based projects to support Strategy 11 of the 2010 - 2015 Strategic Plan. Her primary objective is to increase the participation of students from low socio-economic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and regional students within the University of Sydney. This includes oversight of the pilot E12 Admissions pathway, working collaboratively with ITL to implement and oversee the widening participation grants program and the Widening Participation Scholars Network and the Sydney Schools Engagement Network.


Miriam Pellicano

Manager - Schools and Communities


Miriam leads the schools engagement program and partnerships with community organisations. This includes managing the ongoing development and review of Compass and supporting its expansion into regional communities.


Coordinator (Acting) - Schools and Regional Projects
Anna Noonan

Anna manages the day to day running of Compass projects in the Sydney metro region and regional NSW. Her role is to supervise the coordination of the in-school program, and maintain relationship with the partner schools and stakeholders.


Sylvia Utami

Project Officer - Schools and Volunteers


Sylvia manages the implementation of interactive classroom program, the delivery of motor skills development program for the primary school and delivery of homework club for secondary school. She also supports the coordination of Compass volunteering program and liaises with Compass partner schools.


Victoria Loy

Project Officer - Schools and Communications


Victoria manages the delivery of scholarship support workshops for senior students; assists in the coordination of the school-based Film Production & Editing and Stop Motion Animation programs; and liaises with Compass coordinators in partner schools.


Oliver Best

Project Officer - Volunteers


Oliver coordinates the volunteer program. His role includes managing the recruitment of University volunteers and the implementation of Word Up, Numeracy Tutoring, Homework Club and Classroom Activity Facilitator programs in Compass partner schools.


Josie Wilson

Team Leader - Events and Communications


Josie leads all events across the Social Inclusion Unit. Her role includes the strategic development of our pre-tertiary on campus engagements and management of the Wingarra Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Program.


Susan Parker

Project Officer - Communications


Susan is responsible for the development and management of communications and marketing strategies for Compass including management of reports, websites, social media platforms and weekly newsletter.


Bianca Williams

Project Officer - Campus Experience


Bianca Williams is a Barkindji woman and works exclusively on pre-tertiary engagement activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You may come across her out and about as she promotes the Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Program.


Abigail Clarkson

Senior Administration Officer & EA


Abi's role includes executive assistant duties for the Director, management of all the central administrative services for the Unit and the design of a range of our publications, such as the Parent Newsletter.


Dorothy Tran

Events Administrative Assistant


Dorothy provides administrative and logistical support to the events team. Assisting in the operations of events and the unit, she supports and liaises with staff, students and key internal and external stakeholders, contributing to the planning and delivery of events.


Sarah Holt

Administration Assistant


Sarah supports the Compass schools team providing a wide range of administrative services.


Administration Assistant


Lily is the first point of contact for Compass, and undertakes a wide range of administrative services to support the functioning of the Unit’s activities.


Editor (acting), A•STAR


Nicholas is the editor (acting) of A•STAR.