Calvin Bruun Plener
New South Wales · Director of Human Resources
When did you become involved with UN Youth? I became involved with UN Youth as a delegate at NSW’s State Conference in 2017, where I was chosen to go to National Conference and had one of the best weeks of my life. By the end of the year, I was facilitating at pretty much every event I could get my hands on. I have also had roles as Training Officer in 2018, Summit Convenor in 2019, and have been on several committees including the NSW Education Committee and National Education Committee. In my role as HR Director, I am responsible for the engagement of old and new facilitators, meaning I get the honour of giving back to a team of hard-working and inspiring young adults!
Why are you involved with UN Youth? I love UN Youth for its ability to create discussions around topics not covered within normal school curriculums, and how it brings together young people that are passionate, driven, and keenly engaged with the world around them. I want to spread the opportunities UN Youth has created for me, and am incredibly grateful to be a part of an organisation that affords young people endless opportunities in undertaking huge responsibilities otherwise not provided to youth elsewhere.
Studying: In-between UN Youth events, I occasionally remember to study for my degree, a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (English & Psychology) at the University of Sydney.
Rates: Photography, Japanese food, adding to my oversized meme collection, board games, martial arts, dance
Hates: The heat, country music, FOMO, apple juice, itchy grass, boring books
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