Bennies Buzz November 2017 - page 22

Karen Lanyon - Class of 1979
Karen left Bennies in 1979
and studied Arts/Law at ANU.
After some travel and work
she joined the Department
of Foreign Affairs and Trade
(DFAT) as a trade specialist and
lawyer. She has been posted to
Singapore, Jakarta (twice) and
Cambodia and has worked on
APEC and multilateral trade/
environment negotiations
at the UN in New York and
around the Asia Pacific.
In 2009, she became head of DFAT’s Cultural and Public
Diplomacy Branch and then the African Branch before
leading DFAT’s office in Sydney. In 2012, Karen became
Australia’s first female Consul General to LA and is currently
in Vietnam as Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City.
She is married with one son and stays in contact with other
Class of 1979 alumni who are living around the world.
My son James Scott
Kennedy was born at Royal
North Shore Hospital 16
July 2016, he was our page
boy when Scott and I were
married on 22 April 2017.
We honeymooned in Europe
including London, Italy,
Austria and Switzerland.
I have since returned to
work full time as a Client
Side Project Manager in
the Construction Industry.
I recently returned to Bennies to watch my cousin
Hannah Wheeler in High School Musical!
Elise Miller -
Class of 2002
My second daughter, Charlotte May Conly, was born on
9 February 2017 (photo below of Madison and Charlotte).
I will complete a Graduate Diploma in Education this
year to supplement my Bachelor of Commerce, and
teach Humanities in secondary schools.
I spent three weeks of July
2017 in Kathmandu and the
Lalitpur District in Nepal as
part of Macquarie University’s
International PACE (Participation
and Community Engagement)
program. This program involved
myself and seven other students
working with the international
NGO ‘Restless Development’
researching child marriage in the
Lalitpur District. We worked across four local schools and held
workshops to communicate with local stakeholders including
officials from the Department of Women and Children, police
officers, teachers and principals, students and peer educators.
We met many amazing people along the way and were glad that
we were able to contribute to help fight child marriage in Nepal.
Emily is pictured wearing Nepalese dress - a farewell gesture to
wish her good luck consisting of a tika on the forehead and a scarf
and handmade floral necklace.
Amanda Conly (nee Kish) -
Class of 2002
Emily McGeorge - Class of 2013
Loren Morley-
Class of 2013
I am an Able Seaman
Combat Systems Operator
Sailor of the Royal
Australian Navy. Since
enlisting in 2014 I have
conducted a Border
Protection rotation as well as serving on HMAS
Tobruk and Success.
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