Morgan Cataldo: #LCJB17 winner, Pacific

Morgan Cataldo: #LCJB17 winner, Pacific

Morgan Cataldo is the Policy and Strategic Projects Officer at Melbourne City Mission, one of the largest not-for-profit organisations in Victoria, Australia.

In this role, she regularly writes articles for a variety of Australian publications covering social justice, particularly homelessness, poverty and youth justice.

Morgan represents Victoria on the Young Women’s Advisory Group for the Equality Rights Alliance, an Australian network of organisations that advocate and advance women’s equality nationally and internationally.

She has contributed to research documents – Let’s Talk: Young Women’s Views on Sex Education and A Whole Generation out of Date – for the Equality Rights Alliance.

Morgan uses her life experiences to advocate for policy development within the not-for-profit, non-government organisation (NGO) and government sectors. She works with others to share stories of growth and resilience. She believes wholeheartedly in supporting people to share their stories as a form of leadership development and as a tool for systems co-design, with a particular focus on lived-experience.

She is most passionate about social justice, women's rights, and youth advocacy.

In 2016, Morgan was a highly commended runner-up in the 2016 Queen's Young Leaders Awards.