Shama Pande moved to Sydney from Nepal in 2009. She completed her Masters of Social Work from University of Sydney in 2011. She has been with CORE since 2011 in various roles and has been recently appointed Manager of Multicultural Communities since July 2017. Prior to her role at CORE Community Services, she has worked with US agency for International Development (USAID, Nepal) for three years in the program ‘Office of Transitional Initiatives’ (OTI). Shama is very passionate about social justice and human rights issues and believes in providing best start and opportunities to newly arrived refugees, humanitarian entrants to rebuild their lives in Australia.