Risa is passionate about inspiring students to reach their potential by introducing them to the world of entrepreneurship.

She visits high schools to support students in engaging in the design thinking process, and to learn about ideation, prototyping and pitching. Risa also assists UQ Ventures with business development, program design and training, and is editor of the Discovery e-newsletter for teachers. After publishing a children’s picture book in 2015, Risa has worked in a range of marketing and presenting roles within the Brisbane startup ecosystem, as well as at a youth-development non-profit in Singapore where she facilitated entrepreneurship workshops.

She is currently completing a Bachelors of Business Management (Marketing)/Journalism at UQ.