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Meet The WLCU Youth Committee 2022

The WLCU Sydney has a Main Committee as well as a specialised Youth Committee which is predominantly focussed on catering to the interests and supporting the needs of the younger generations of our community.
Please see below our ‘snap-shot’ biographies for the WLCU Sydney Youth Committee for 2022.

CEDRIC BARAKAT
President of the WLCU Youth Committee

Career:
Cedric is currently studying for a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Laws.
Interesting Fact:
Cedric runs a film review Instagram page! Check it out @oihaveyouscene
Town/village of Lebanese origin:
Zgharta, North Lebanon
Favourite Lebanese Dish:
Kibbeh Nayeh

JACQUI WILLING
Secretary of the WLCU Youth Committee

Career:
Jacqui successfully completed her University studies in Media dueing 2019, and is now working full-time in marketing.
Interesting Fact:
Jacqui grew up in the Hunter Valley where her family operated a fruit shop in the main street of Cessnock.
Town/village of Lebanese origin:
Jacqui’s maternal grandparents hail from the village of Btorram, in the Koura District of Northern Lebanon.
Favourite Lebanese Dish:
Mjudara

CHRIS CHAAYA
Executive Member of the WLCU Youth Committee

Career:
Chris completed degrees in commerce and software engineering in 2019. He is currently working full-time as a software engineer/lead.
Interests:
Chris enjoys gaming and watching TV when he is not deep in his work! He also enjoys dabbling in a bit of tennis, self-taught guitar, as well as annoying his cousins with challenging math and logic riddles.
Town/village of Lebanese origin:
Aamik, Beqaa Valley
Favourite Lebanese Dish:
Fattoush and Batata

MIA CHAAYA
Executive Member of the WLCU Youth Committee

Career:
Mia is currently studying for a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Laws.
Interesting Fact:
Mia completed Grade 8 Classical Piano while she was in Year 10 at High School.
Town/village of Lebanese origin:
Aamik, Beqaa Valley
Favourite Lebanese dish:
Knafeh

GRACE HATEM
Executive Member of the WLCU Youth Committee

Career:
Grace is also the YALA (Young Australian Lebanese Association) Representative for Universities. Grace works as a tutor while studying Civil Engineering at University.
Interesting Fact:
Grace loves hunting and target shooting. When she is not taking part in these sports, you will find Grace gardening, cooking or baking.
Town/village of Lebanese origin:
Jieh
Favourite Lebanese Dish:
Kousa Mahshi and Knafeh

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