The gap between Boomers and Millennials is as wide as the one between idealism and reality, writes IPA Membership Officer Claire Peter-Budge. Journalist and author Helen Andrews is already...
Claire works as the IPA’s front desk receptionist and assists with the running and maintenance of the office. She liases across the departments, aiding with administration, communication as well as initiating and documenting IPA tasks. When contacting the IPA, Claire will be there to greet you. As the first point of contact of the IPA, Claire’s main priority is making that first impression count in upholding the IPA’s values.
Prior to joining the IPA, Claire worked in a specialist medical practice. Claire has also volunteered with the Centre of Multicultural Youth, Sacred Heart Mission, The Brotherhood of St Laurence and St Kilda Gatehouse. Her roles have included youth mentorship, English tutor, charity shop assistant and fundraising assistance.
Claire is a graduate of Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and of Monash University with a Master’s in International Relations and Journalism. Her main interests are modern history and media culture, particularly in how they influence and impact social narratives.
In her free time, Claire enjoys the movies of Auteur directors, visiting museums and art galleries, blogging and is an avid postcard collector which is a source of inspiration for planning her next trip.