. She managed media, humanitarian and civil society projects in Afghanistan for UNOCHA an Afghan NGO from 2004-2008, worked as a Bangkok-based South Asia Regional Manager and Vice President of Afghanistan Projects for Internews (2008-2012), and as a Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace. After returning to Australia she studied Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne, was Specialist Program Director at Melbourne’s LGBTIQ+ community radio station JOY94.9, and worked with Oxfam Australia. Emily is an award-winning community radio producer and before her development career worked for ABC Radio National in Sydney, and for CNN, the BBC and other broadcasters as a freelance Southeast Asia correspondent. And she is an out and proud trans woman.