A group of dedicated Fogarty Scholars who share a commitment to community action and leadership.

Shantelle Jeyakumar


Shantelle is currently studying Integrated Medical Sciences, and will undertake the Doctor of Dental Medicine at UWA in her postgraduate years. Having gained experience in leadership and organisation throughout high school as Head Prefect and DUX of her cohort, she continually seeks opportunities to further develop her leadership skills at UWA. Most notably, Shantelle is the Women of Colour Convenor of the UWA Womens’ Guild and a Fresher Representative of the Fogarty Scholars Association. Shantelle loves being involved with her local community and is passionate about championing youth voices. Through the Futures Conference, she aims to equip the future leaders with essential skills for leadership in our adapting world and is excited to meet all of the inspiring young leaders at this years’ conference.

Naveen Nimalan


Naveen is currently studying a bachelor of engineering majoring in automation and robotics and a bachelor in commerce majoring in management. Throughout high

school Naveen has been involved with his school’s advocacy group. As the captain of his high school he started initiatives around his college aiming to improve the school experience for future students, with a social, panel, club, competition, council and extension program. Naveen has continued to give back to his community with his continual involvement with UN Youth, Eddie Rice camps, Ignite mentoring and recently has joined the 180 Degrees consulting team. As part of the Futures Conference, Naveen hopes to inspire the young leaders about how capable they are in making a positive impact in the community around them and aspires for all the students at the conference to be equipped with the vital leadership skills to best succeed as future young leaders of WA.

Lachlan McDonald

Oversight Director

Lachlan is currently in his 3rd year at UWA studying Software Engineering and Finance.

Having Co-Convened the Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference in 2020, he is passionate about providing equitable leadership opportunities for high school students across the state. He has also held organising roles for the UWA Young Leaders Council and United Nations Youth WA.

Lachlan is also an active member of the UWA community, serving as treasurer of the Economics and Commerce Student Society, and volunteering with 180 Degrees Consulting – a pro-bono strategy consultancy serving not-for-profit clients.

In his spare time he enjoys running, hiking and gaming with friends.

Daniel Zhou

Logistics Officer

Daniel is studying Integrated Dental Sciences at UWA with an assured pathway into the Doctor of Dental Medicine. He has been involved with many leadership opportunities and looks forward to further developing his skills. He is participating in many university activities such as playing violin in the UWA Symphony Orchestra and the WA Medical Student Orchestra and is keen on programs such as Teach Learn Grow. Daniel is very excited to be in this year’s Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference team as the Logistics Officer.

Caleb Adams

Funding Officer

Hi, My name is Caleb Adams and I am the funding officer for this year. I am currently studying a double degree in chemical engineering and psychology alongside a concurrent diploma in Italian. In my spare time I like to play tennis, swim and volunteer. I am currently volunteering with the YMCA’s Youth Parliament program, which is another amazing opportunity for young people. I am interested in seeing all the amazing applications this year for the Conference and please reach out to me at funding@fogartyfutures.org if you have any questions or just want to get to know me a bit better.

Phoebe Dyson

Marketing Officer

Phoebe is studying a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree majoring in Business Law and Marketing at UWA. Having gained experience from multiple leadership pursuits at high school such as being a Gold Duke of Edinburgh awardee and the recipient of the ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork award, Phoebe is well-versed on youth leadership and remains passionate about helping students to achieve their leadership potential. In her role as the 2022 Marketing Officer, Phoebe is excited to help increase the accessibility and awareness of the Fogarty Futures Conference to students from all across Western Australia. She is excited to have the opportunity to positively impact the development of future WA leaders in finding their purpose and driving change within the community.