Laura Buerckner joined MMVLLEN in January 2017 coordinating the Youth Internships Initiative. Laura’s role is to link young people with employers within the community as part of a 10-week internship. Laura also coordinates a volunteer mentor program that provides guidance to the interns. She has previous work experience in community development, education, disability and mental health. Laura is passionate about creating positive change in the community and empowering young people to find their passions and to live happier, healthier lives.
Laura completed a Bachelor degree in Public Health and Health Promotion with a focus on psychology. Her very first paid job was making sandwiches and peeling oranges at the Healthy Habits café in a local Shopping centre food court. Laura was lucky enough to have a school friend that worked there who put in a good word for her.