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Rose Lopez

Rose Lopez has led an exceptional life. The only child to Filipino parents who were told they had just a limited chance of conceiving a healthy baby, Rose has gone on to make the most of every opportunity that has come her way.

When she was 10 years old Rose’s parents took her to a seminary to meet orphaned children from the streets of Manila, giving her perspective on how lucky she was and sowing the seeds of the need to eradicate social inequality.

Later while studying for her double major of Law and International Relations at Bond University, Rose was chosen to chair the International Model United Nations Conference in New York, further igniting the flame of social justice. Now with her career underway, Rose must find her own path in the pursuit of her goals.  

29 Oct 2020

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Rohan Raphael Das

Rohan Raphael Das has always had a desire to help others. As a teenager he became involved with Stand Up Shout Out, an activist group that gave voice to the youth of Kenya and led campaigns to preserve African wildlife from poachers. Later he volunteered at his local hospital and helped provide medical care to the poor and the homeless.

Last year Rohan completed his Honours in Biomedical Science at Bond University, where he was part of a research team working on a less invasive cancer therapy. Now Rohan is utilising his knowledge of analytical chemistry in the pursuit of a PhD at Southern Cross University. His dream is to return to Kenya to improve their health care services.

22 Oct 2020

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Viviane Menna

Vivi Menna is a visual artist, teacher and media activist who has campaigned to denounce human rights and citizenship abuses in Brazil. In 2000 she succumbed to her adventurous spirit and began to navigate the rivers and the oral narratives of the traditional populations of the Amazon, producing a series of watercolours and documentaries depicting the unique life and culture of its inhabitants who have been largely ignored by the media. 

Her latest adventure has brought Vivi and her three daughters to Australia, where they are studying at Browns English Language School, before setting off to explore the outback and our indigenous culture. Vivi’s indomitable passion burns brightly as she shares her remarkable story.

15 Oct 2020

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Nicholas Hofman

Nicolas Hofman left his family in South Africa at the tender age of 18 just after finishing high school to study accounting at Southern Cross University. He counts himself lucky that he’s in Australia right now and even more so to be based on the Gold Coast where he sees a world of career opportunities following his graduation.

Nicholas reflects on his life in South Africa and explains why he felt so compelled to proactively help other international students settle into their new lives at Southern Cross University.  

8 Oct 2020

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Celia Innerarity

Celia describes her life and career as 'unorthodox'. A former HR professional and massage therapist, the last place this Bond University graduate ever expected to be was on the Gold Coast and if it wasn’t for some extraordinary kindness shown by friends and clients in Jamaica, Celia would never have made it here to study her Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Celia is the kind of person people immediately open up to, providing remarkable revelations as she seeks to help others improve their well-being. Far more than a nutritionist, Celia is virtually a life coach.

1 Oct 2020

Podcast Reviews

5 out of 5

Gauthier Fouques

"Thanks for the podcast Trevor – you’re such a great storyteller! I really appreciate your words. Thank you for that experience."

Wei Luo

"I came across your podcast and immediately became a huge fan of your channel and content! Really digging the amazing stories delivered and collaborated with students and host, presenting a wide range of mixed perspectives."

Naymah Tarik

I could not be happier than sharing my experiences and thoughts about Gold Coast as a Griffith university student class of 2020. Thank you so much, Trevor Jackson, for having me as a guest on your amazing podcast series 'Tomorrow is Mine'

Luutu Henry

"I just listened to the episode featuring Rohan Das and it reinvigorated my drive to reach out to people back home. East Africa is so proud of you Rohan!"


 "Great storytelling! Really interesting insights and expertly interviewed. Extend your “circle of care” and give it a listen"


"Fascinating! I loved hearing about how these students ended up on the Gold Coast and how their experiences have shaped them."

Kyron Armour

"This series is amazing.  I know both the people featured so far and yet I had no idea of their stories.  Both were captivating for different reasons, and both resonated with our family on a personal level.  It is interesting to have your perceptions of a situation challenged by others lived experiences.  I cannot wait for the next podcast!"

Rohan Rafael Das

“Joseph Prospere you are truly an inspiration to so many people. If you can spare the time make sure you listen to this amazing podcast. So Good!"

Michael Adams

“This. Is. Awesome.”

Sue Moses

"Trevor Jackson is a master storyteller."

Jeff Norman

“Joseph Prospere is a remarkable young man with a great story. Looking forward to the next episode.”

Simon Howell

“Bren Domingo is a legend.”