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Carmela Ferraro Media Manager

Carmela has an Honours Degree in Politics and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism.She worked as an independent features journalist for 30 years, writing features and cover stories for Australian and overseas publications including the Age, Sunday Life, The Guardian Weekly, the Financial Times and the Sunday Telegraph. Her main interests were social issues and stories about average people doing extraordinary things.
Carmela also worked in the communications departments at Oxfam and Scope, and in her spare time helped community groups with media and media training.

In the mid-2000s while reporting on DEA’s annual conference, she learned about the link between climate change and health and jumped at the chance of becoming DEA’s first Media Officer in 2014.

Carmela continues to be inspired by DEA and its message of hope. Namely that our generation is being tasked with one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever had to face, and that if we respond with urgency, we can protect the people and the places we love.