Class notes

Alumni in Print

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Sandra Sdraulig AM (BA 1987, LLB 1987) has launched a new company called Through the Roof which is focused on executive coaching for women. Having had a successful career in the film and television industry, which culminated in being awarded an Order of Australia for leadership, Sandra decided to direct her efforts into helping other women with support that she wished she had access to during her career. She was prompted to start Through the Roof after regularly observing that women in executive positions were holding back.


Tony (BComp(InfoSys) 1996) and Lisa Clark nee Hamdorf (BE(Civ&Comp) 1997) co-designed the patented Backpack Bed to provide the homeless with portable shelter. The Backpack Bed is a lightweight single person emergency bed - a backpack that rolls out to an all weather protected bed with built-in mattress. The bed was designed after Tony founded the national charity Backpack Bed by Swags for Homeless. Today his charity partners with more than 400 homeless services across Australia to distribute Backpack Beds.

John Raciti (BA(Craft) 1997) founded the Monash Alumni LinkedIn Group in 2007, several years before others realised the potential of the online networking platform. Mr Raciti is a leader in protecting businesses and governments from online fraud.