Neryssa Azlan is a recent Bachelor of Journalism graduate from the University of Queensland. Born and raised in Malaysia, she moved to to pursue her degree and currently lives there.
She has a passion for telling stories, and although she loves writing, her forte lies in videography and investigative news stories. When it comes to some of her work experiences, Neryssa has interned with Al-Jazeera in Malaysia where she worked on stories for 101 East, Al-Jazeera’s program that focuses on current affairs and social issues in Asia Pacific. Her past work experiences also include
i. Interning at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where she worked with the Digital News team at the News Desk
ii. Interning in Malaysia at a news organisation called Star Media Berhad where she worked with their investigative news team, R.AGE and helped develop stories that involve niche social issues within the local community such as human trafficking, sexual assault, and bullying.
iii. A paid contract opportunity with NEP where she worked as the Broadcast Information Assistant for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.
iv. Worked with John Harrison from the ABC who supervised her when she was working on a project with them that involved telling the stories of the Aboriginal community in Upper North Queensland.
v. Interned as a Media Communications Officer at Volunteering Queensland.
Neryssa aspires to be an investigative journalist and/or a foreign correspondent who reports on social issues. Some of the social issues she would like to write about one day are issues on racial inequality, human trafficking, and sexual harassment.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and listening to music.