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Hannah Schuch

My first leap into community organising and activism first arose during my time at UQ when I joined the fight for divestment with Fossil Free UQ. I quickly took on the responsibility of leading the recruitment hub, spending most of my last year of uni recruiting eager students and staff to call out UQ's ties to the Fossil Fuel industry and I haven't stopped since.

While studying International Relations and Development Studies, I became aware of the inequalities inherent in the political system and how they are exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity extinction. I went on to solidify my organising knowledge and training as a QLD State Coordinator for AYCC in Brisbane, working with youth all around South East Queensland to fight the climate crisis. Since graduating uni, I've spent a lot of time fundraising, recruiting, planning events and taking action with Frontline Action on Coal in Brisbane and on the frontline.

Currently, I work fulltime with the Our Living Outback alliance as the community campaigner. My role involves building and engaging supporters in both the city and Outback Queensland in order to pressure decision makers to expand conservation land management in Outback Queensland through National Parks, Nature Refuges and Indigenous Land and Sea Management.