Fun facts about the Talent team!

Mary Kaloustian - Graduate Program Manager

Mary has worked with TfNSW for 11 years and has been the Graduate Program Manager for two and a half of them.

Can you guess what Mary wanted to do when she was younger?

She has been told that she has always had a flair for drama and she wanted to be famous in any way! Her dream road to stardom was to be featured on a show like Home and Away and was involved in drama classes and productions at school. The only thing potentially stopping her from achieving this dream …Mary absolutely hates being in front of the camera or in photos.

When not at work, Mary loves going to musicals. She has seen Wicked four times and knows all the lyrics to the songs!

She is currently planning to get a tattoo (she has three designs in mind already), but is figuring out where to put them. Mary also likes to make bracelets, earrings and necklaces – anything with natural stones.See the picture below of her cute dog!





Paula Meneses - Vet Cadet Program Manager

Paula has always had a passion for animals. When she was in high school, she wanted to open up her very own veterinarian clinic! Paula has a grumpy Maltese/Silky Terrier named Sofie who barely tolerates the little ones in the house. She is 12 years old but has been with Paula since she was just a 5 month old puppy.

Paula loves to travel – her family went to Chile, Spain, the Czech Republic and Hawaii last year! Her bucket list includes exploring the African safari. She would also love to take her family backpacking around the world.

Paula has many musical talents. Did you know she plays the clarinet, flute, piano and sings? Learning the violin is next on her list.

Paula manages the Vet Cadet Program and will also be managing the 2020 Humanitarian Cadets this year.

Mary Kaloustian - Graduate Program Manager

Mary has worked with TfNSW for 11 years and has been the Graduate Program Manager for two and a half of them.

Can you guess what Mary wanted to do when she was younger?

She has been told that she has always had a flair for drama and she wanted to be famous in any way! Her dream road to stardom was to be featured on a show like Home and Away and was involved in drama classes and productions at school. The only thing potentially stopping her from achieving this dream …Mary absolutely hates being in front of the camera or in photos.

When not at work, Mary loves going to musicals. She has seen Wicked four times and knows all the lyrics to the songs!

She is currently planning to get a tattoo (she has three designs in mind already), but is figuring out where to put them. Mary also likes to make bracelets, earrings and necklaces – anything with natural stones.See the picture below of her cute dog!





Paula Meneses - Vet Cadet Program Manager

Paula has always had a passion for animals. When she was in high school, she wanted to open up her very own veterinarian clinic! Paula has a grumpy Maltese/Silky Terrier named Sofie who barely tolerates the little ones in the house. She is 12 years old but has been with Paula since she was just a 5 month old puppy.

Paula loves to travel – her family went to Chile, Spain, the Czech Republic and Hawaii last year! Her bucket list includes exploring the African safari. She would also love to take her family backpacking around the world.

Paula has many musical talents. Did you know she plays the clarinet, flute, piano and sings? Learning the violin is next on her list.

Paula manages the Vet Cadet Program and will also be managing the 2020 Humanitarian Cadets this year.

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