Refugee Council of Australia
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Jana Favero

Jana has worked for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) for 7 years, where she is currently the Director of Advocacy and Campaigns.

Jana’s varied career path has included communication roles in the private sector, including the dying days of Enron in London, working with women to establish social enterprises across the steppe of the eternal blue sky in Mongolia and leading a campaign to increase the effectiveness and acceptance of women as political leaders in India.

These experiences sharpened her social justice values, and her work is informed by the basic belief that seeking asylum is a point in someone’s life – not a definition of who someone is.  Jana won’t stop advocating until people seeking asylum are treated fairly.

Jana is a proud member of the Cloud Appreciation Society and, in her spare time, can be found on a flying trapeze or on a bike path with her kids in tow.