Queer* Officer & Deputies

Our Queer* Officer and Deputies help keep the Queer* Department running.

The Queer* Officer sits on ANUSA’s Student Representative Council, advocates for queer* students, make sure events run smoothly, and runs department meetings.

They are friendly and always available for a chat so if you would like to talk to them, see how you can contact them below!

2018 Queer* Officer: Matthew Mottola

LUSH 2Hi everyone, I am so very excited to step into the role of Queer* Officer for 2018. For those of you who I haven’t met, my name is Matthew Mottola and I’m a third-year PPE student. For the past year, I was your Deputy Queer* Officer and it’s a big privilege to have stepped up as Queer* Officer. This year will be a massive year for all students, but especially queer* ones. There are a lot of changes happening, exciting things in the pipeline, and there is so much potential for us to engage and grow in 2018.

The road ahead to true inclusion and equality for our rainbow family is a long, difficult one, but we all now need to work together and hold onto the little victories that happen along the way. As a community, we have so much positive momentum to capitalise on, and I can’t wait to see what we can do this year!

If for any reason, you’d like to reach out, here’s how you can:

ANUSA Office Hours: Tuesdays: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Email: sa.queer@anu.edu.au

Facebook: Matthew Mottola

Phone: (02) 6125 2444


2018 Queer* Deputy Officers

The Deputy Queer* Officers work under the officer in different portfolios which are General, Governance, Social and Advocacy.  You can read more about the deputies and the work they do below .  If you would like to contact the deputies about anything, including questions, ideas or events you would like to run feel free to send them an email at the address:  anusaqueerdeputies@gmail.com

Deputy Queer* Officer (General)

Justine Ramsay (she/her)

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Hey Hey folks!
It’s super exciting to be joining the team this year as Deputy General. I am a third year Arts/Policy studies student who’s heart and home has been Canberra my whole life. I’ve been heavily involved in the department helping facilitate events and also working towards ensuring the department be a place that queers* are able to meet new people and find new opportunities.
A new year provides so many chances to work on whats come before and take the chances to try new things. The community we have in the Queer* Department is growing which is phenomenally exciting and I hope to work with the collective to help find spaces for new people and to also connect with those across the university who are looking for somewhere to belong and haven’t realised that where here to support them. 2018 is our year and I’m bouncing with excitement to get started.

Deputy Queer* Officer (Governance)

Isabel (Izzy) Moss (she/her)


Hi everyone! My name is Izzy and I’m super keen to join the department this year as the Deputy Governance Officer. I am first year student from Perth studying Genetics and Sociology. I become involved in the department because I wanted to get involved in the Queer* community @ ANU and I have found it to be such a open and welcoming space. This year I am looking forward to working on updating the department constitution and policy as well as increasing the department engagement with first years and new students. If you’re keen to get involved with the governance side of things feel free to chuck me an email or join the governance working group on Facebook, and hopefully I’ll see you around!

Deputy Queer* Officer (Social)

Mustafa Albekaa (they/them)

Hey y’all! I can’t wait to help everybody with their projects and social events they’d like to organise through the Queer* Department! I’m working on the Queer* Ball this year (with the absolutely amazing Manaswini Iyengar), and I’m currently heading Queer* Art at the Department as well! Find the exact place and times for that, and ALL our events, on our Facebook page!
I’m a third year Bachelor of Science / Economics student. If you’ve got any fun or weird science trivia, I’d love to hear them and share some of mine with you!

Deputy Queer* Officer (Advocacy)

Jae Boyd (he/him)