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National Student Committee

Welcome to our 2023 National Student Committee members.

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Jumpei Takechui


Jumpei is a 5th year medical student at the University of New South Wales, currently based in the Coffs Harbour Base Hospital in NSW. 

Jumpei is passionate about advocating the philosophy of planetary health and  he has been involved in planetary health advocacy in AMSA, IFMSA and many other organizations since his first year of medical school. He is specifically interested in just energy transition, sustainable food systems and intergenerational equity in climate change.

Jumpei enjoys exploring plant-based recipes in the kitchen, and spending time outdoors with trail-running, swimming and cycling.

Yufei Xu

Chair Elect

Yufei is a 4th year medical student at Monash University. They are interested in building a more sustainable healthcare system through advocacy, research and innovation. Yufei is passionate about engaging medical students in conversations around climate change and planetary health, and they have been part of many student organisations that work towards improving public health and equity. 

In her free time, Yufei can be found exploring Melbourne’s many cafes, watching musicals, and drinking copious amounts of bubble tea.

Sean Yip

University Coordinator

Sean (he/him) is a 4th year medical student at the University of Melbourne at the Austin Hospital on Wurundjeri land. 

He is passionate about sustainability practices and the wider global systems that influence planetary health. He has continued to foster this interest, completing a Masters of Public Health in 2022.

Sean believes that increased healthcare leadership and direction is an important component of addressing the societal issue of the current climate crisis, as well as improving health for all.

Emission, waste and unnecessary healthcare energy reduction are specific interests for Sean – in all aspects of Australian healthcare.

He hopes to also improve planetary health understanding and visibility in both medical school teaching and hospital policy. 

Sean enjoys tennis, bouldering and the outdoors.

Sam Mali

University Coordinator

Sam is a 6th year medical student at the University of Adelaide. She will be undertaking a part of this year in Ulaanbatar, Mongolia. 

She is most interested in consumer waste reduction, water hygiene and sustainability, and global surgery. Sam has contributed to protest against the Scarborough gas project and is a big believer in holding big industries accountable. She has previously also been involved in numerous student organisation such as AMSA and Insight, which have been involved in student education and advocacy.

Her pastime include riding her bike around the Torrens River, tending to her houseplants and tucking into a good podcast (Thread by Veronica Milsom of the ABC is highly recommended).

Charlie Ho

Public Relations Officer

Charlie is a 2nd year Monash medical student living, learning and working on the unceded land of the Bunurong people.

They are passionate about climate change advocacy, especially in advocating for the inclusion and integration of planetary health into the medical curriculum. They believe integration of planetary health into clinical reasoning is crucial in reducing “hidden” healthcare waste such as low-value care. They have been involved with AMSA and other organisations to contribute to public and global health advocacy. 

Charlie enjoys pretty much all types of media, from books to film to video games, is a self-proclaimed theatre kid, and has a thing for martial arts.

Devangna Tangri

Project Officer

Dev is a 4th year medical student at Monash University, Victoria, currently on placement in the Highlands region!

She is very passionate about integrating knowledge about environmental sustainability into the medical curriculum, plastic waste recycling in public hospitals and advocating for greener energy usage. In the past Dev’s been part of Monash clubs such as WILDFIRE, Ignite and MUMUS, as well AMSA GHC 2022.

Dev enjoys rowing and playing badminton, spending time with her family and friends and binging all the new shows on Netflix (at an alarmingly slow rate!)

Ali Rowley

Project Officer

Ali is a 3rd year international medical student at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia.

She is most interested in preserving animal biodiversity and increasing awareness of climate change and its impact on human health. Ali has previously worked as a tree planter and as an advocate for sustainability efforts within academic spaces.

Ali likes to spend her free time outside either exploring new hiking trails or seeing new Australian animals she’s never seen before.

Chelsea Jin

Projects Office

Chelsea is a 2nd year medical student at the University of New South Wales.

She is interested in the psychology of climate change communication and the impact of the climate crisis on global health and socioeconomic inequities. She has been involved in planetary health workshops and the environmental branch of her university society.

Chelsea enjoys exploring cafes tucked away in quiet suburbs, going for walks and petting neighborhood cats.