Anastasia Govan, a former part time lecturer at Charles Darwin University (CDU) has been recognised as the National Young Professional of the Year.
Ana, a former Bachelor of Library and Information Management lecturer, received the prestigious award after she was nominated by the Australian Computing Society’s Northern Division.
Ana’s nomination made particular reference to her time as a lecturer at CDU and she credits her time at the University as a great contributor to her professional work ethic.
Ana has had significant involvement in the Australian Computer Society IT Forum since its initial meeting, and is currently the Board Director. Her obvious commitment to young people through the initiatives and activities she has undertaken as part of the forum confirm her commitment to helping other young people find their way in her profession.
“I get a real buzz out of achieving goals and particularly in helping young people, regardless of their profession, to make the most of what they’ve got,” she said.
“Being in information management, I have to go across multiple professions and need to keep up my skills and knowledge, which means I end up with lots of learning opportunities and can contribute more to both the profession and to my employer.”