Susan Wnukowska-Mtonga, Global Public Service Fellow
Suzie joined the Center in 2018 and is responsible for assisting in capacity building efforts across our partner network.
Suzie came from a commercial law background. She most recently worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise as in-house counsel. She also ran the Hewlett Packard Enterprise pro bono program for the South Pacific, and assisted asylum seekers as a registered migration agent at Refugee Advice and Casework Service. Prior to that she was an attorney at Gilbert + Tobin, where she was active in the firm’s pro bono practice, particularly in the area of refugee rights and LGBTI rights. Suzie also started the not-for-profit Rights Nights, which focuses on educating the Australian public on human rights issues.
Suzie received her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in International Relations) from the Australian National University and recently received her LLM (Hons) from Columbia Law School where she specialized in Human Rights Law. During her time at Columbia she was part of the Human Rights Clinic, where she mapped and documented human rights violations related to the civil conflict in the Central African Republic.
Suzie’s native tongue is English and she also speaks fluent Polish and conversational French.