EDUCATION : saraid studies at the victorian college of the arts, university of melbourne. she will graduate at the end of 2019 with a bachelor degree in fine arts, screenwriting.
SPORT : playing her first game of basketball at five years old, saraid is currently a development athlete with the jayco dandenong rangers in the women’s national basketball league.
LEADERSHIP & SOCIAL JUSTICE : demure and unopinionated, saraid has over forty thousand suckers following her on social media. she chats to them about most things — gender equality, refugees, indigenous rights, love for the earth and, ultimately, the strength in empathy.
she has been awarded the future leaders future justice award, the a.d.f long tan award for leadership, the pierre de coubertin award for sporting excellence and was the 2016 lion’s youth of the year for donvale.
her fictional writing and poetry is similarly influenced by the prosaic desire to change the world.
WRITING : recognition for saraid's writing includes the lord mayor’s creative writing awards, the lane cove literary awards, the somerset national novella competition and the children’s and young adult writing competition.
she is currently working on her first novel.