Donna Caneleo

Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1803967)

My interest in people, places and multiculturalism began whilst studying criminal justice at university, where I spent the second year of my degree studying on exchange in the United States. Upon my return to Australia, I began studying Spanish and completed my internship with the Customs Investigations Team, during which I met a Chilean international student who (5.5 years later) became my husband. This not only gave me an insight into the life of a South American living in Australia, but also an opportunity to experience both the partner visa and citizenship application processes first hand.

 

After completing university, I worked for a number of government departments, including the Department of Home Affairs, where I spent time travelling Australia and assessing the claims of asylum seekers at various immigration detention facilities. I then spent a further two years working at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre in Papua New Guinea as part of the welfare team, supporting the needs of asylum seekers and refugees. Most recently, I have been a Multicultural Service Officer for the Department of Human Services, working with migrants and refugees throughout Gippsland in regional Victoria.

 

Working for SCA Connect is my chance to combine and utilise all of this life and work experience. It also gives me the opportunity to continue to assist others by working in a field I am very passionate about.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy baking, travelling and spending time with my young family.

+61 (3) 9069 2055

Donna Caneleo