Bachelor of Commerce, University of Sydney

Mia is an engaging coach who consistently brings out the best in students through her infectious enthusiasm for speaking skills. She has been involved in public speaking and debating from a young age, partaking in public speaking competitions since she was 11. Attending St Mary Star of the Sea College in Wollongong, where she was School Captain, Mia represented her school in CSDA through her schooling. She won regionals of the Plain Speaking Competition in 2016, and the CSDA State Final in 2016. For her achievements in public speaking she was also awarded captain of debating. In these leadership roles, Mia spent a lot of time speaking at school events, and mentoring younger students to do the same. Given her extensive experience, Mia thinks the key to public speaking is to start with a basic formula and build from there!

She is currently studying at the University of Sydney where she is undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce as a Dalyell Scholar, a prestigious achievement for any university student. Mia has a gift for working with children, that she has fostered through volunteering with her local surf club. Here she volunteered to teach surfing and water awareness to disabled and refugee children, and mentored younger club members. She also volunteers for a refugee support group, SCARF, where she helps refugee children with their homework. This community mindset drives Mia to provide high-quality debating and public speaking coaching, and mentorship to her students, making her a valued member of the Speaking Schools team.