My name is Alaa Alboarab, and as clichéd as it may sound, I am a 20 something year old who enjoys coffee and the news! I live in Melbourne, Australia..the land of kangaroos and rapidly changing Prime Ministers (really). On a serious note, having my parents flee Iraq during the 1991 uprising, the subject of migration has built a strong empathy for refugees and asylum seekers, and peoples stories, within me. Some of my interests include social matters, education, politics, and current affairs. I also enjoy art and film.