Student, University of Sydney, School of Law
Louisa Vaupel is a penultimate year law student at the University of Sydney and will commence an internship at the Publicly Interested Advocacy Centre in Sydney in February 2013. She majored in Government and enjoyed studying Political Science and Québécois Literature in both English and French during a one year Arts exchange at McGill University, Montréal.
During the semester, Louisa coordinates inmate activities at Cobham Male Juvenile Justice Centre and is also employed as a Student Ambassador delivering COMPASS programs to disadvantaged school students. She has been involved in university mooting, and spoke at the Sydney Law School "Social Justice for Life" conference as editor of the Publicly Interested Opportunities Database.
Louisa grew up bilingually in Australia and Hamburg, and is known amongst her friends for her wanderlust. At 16 she undertook a one-year high school exchange to a mountain village in the Rhone-Alps where she picked up French and a passion for skiing. Louisa travelled in South America and across Canada, Europe and the US – however, undoubtedly the most foreign cultural experience was the 10 month mustering season she spent during her gap year working as a jillaroo on an outback cattle station in her own country, Australia. A keen tall ship sailor, Louisa recently crewed across the Gulf of Carpentaria on board the Duyfken, a replica of a 16th Century Dutch tall ship. She loves the ocean, and makes the most of every windy day back home in Sydney on her kitesurf.