29 October 2018
Young Women Achievers Leading Our Communities
Valérie Baya, President, African Students Council of South Australia (ASCSA)

Photo: Valérie presenting at Youth Symposium: Leading for our Future 2018

Valérie is the President of the African Students Council of South Australia (ASCSA). She was born in Mauritius, East Africa and arrived in Australia in 2015. She has completed a Bachelor of Interior Architecture at Taylor’s University in Malaysia and a Masters of Interior Architecture at the University of South Australia (UniSA). She founded the African Society at UniSA to unite students of African background. She was also elected as the first International Student Representative of the UniSA Student Association. In 2017, she was awarded Australian Postgraduate International Student of the Year by the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) and International Student Community Engagement of South Australia by the Governor of SA.

“I created the African Students Council of South Australia to help facilitate better linkages between the three universities here in SA. My aim is to mentor and empower young people of African origin in South Australia and promote tertiary education as a valuable choice,” (quote courtesy of UniSA article 2017).

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