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At Conversations with a Monck I aim to have a conversation with half a billion people before my eightieth birthday. This is less than the number of people the world bank describes as living in absolute poverty, the number of people the Indian government plans to (up)skill by 2022 or the minimum number of people required to reach half of the world's current population through word of mouth, given Milgrem's Six Degrees of Separation theory. It is an average of 24 500 people a day, for the next 56 years. 


In doing this I plan travel in every country of the world by the age of 35. This is an average of 14 countries every year, for the next 11 years. I'm currently at 39/196. (There are are 196 official, independent countries, of which the UN recognises 193. If you include islands, territories, counties and Palestine, there can be over 300.)


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PHOTO of Rebecca Monck, second from right, at the inaugural Australian Youth Led Convention at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia in November 2010. With fellow Western Australian delegates City Of Perth International Youth Ambassador for 2011 Reece Harley, Chair of Young UNIFEM Perth Holly Ransom and Left Right Think Tank WA Director Yannick Spencer.


I'm fluent in German and have recently returned from a fifteen-month exchange in Germany. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) from the University of Western Australia in 2010, with a distinction or higher in each unit and three scholarships. In 2003 I became joint Dux of the Academic Talent Program of Governor Stirling Senior High School in Woodbridge, and in 2000 the Dux of Edney Primary School in High Wycombe, Western Australia. I hold a Certificate IV in Small Business Management and complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in April this year (2012).


In 2011 I was sponsored by the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition and the Australian Youth Forum sponsored to attend Interrupting Transmission: Youth, Change, Policy and Practice and by the Inspire Foundation to attend Act Now, both in Syndey, Australia. In 2010 I received a schorship to attend the inaugral Australian Youth Led Convention at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. I am currently an endorsed Australian Representative for One Young World in Pittsburgh, USA in 2012 and Johannesburg, South Africa in 2013. View the recommendation letter or like my profile. 


PHOTO of Rebecca Monck, second from right, with Hollywood Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kevin Cass-Ryall, Volunteer Services Manager Helen Morrell and Admissions Manager Julian Biggs, in Perth, Australia in 2010.


I am a certified Rescue Diver and Basic Fire Fighter, and donate large amounts of time to the community. In 2010 I sat on the steering committee of the Industry Control Council of Western Australia's Our Space Safe Place, mentored a culturally and/or linguistically diverse high school student through Volunteering WA's 2for20 project, created and announced news bulletins for community radio station RTRFM 92.1 and worked as a Patient Support Volunteer at Hollywood Private Hospital.


In the past I have co-hosted The Rock Eisteddfod: WA Preliminary and Grand Finals, edited Western Australia's only German language youth magazine, Űberwas elected to The Young People's Policy Advisory Group, the Sir Charles Court Young Leaders Program and Woodside's young leadership program Outward Bound, narrated an award-winning documentary, appeared on Channels Nine and Ten as part of Australia's first peer-mediation program and in Western Australia's largest newspaper as my Australian Army Cadet Corps' Unit most senior cadet, and was invited to a discussion with US Consul General Michael Thurston at the US Embassy in Melbourne. 


I also absolutely love to salsa, bachata, zouk and swing dance, and rock climb, scuba dive and motorbike ride.