Stella Yee, Labor’s candidate for Menzies, was born in Malaysia where upon completing secondary school was selected as one of the few to receive state assistance for studies in the USA.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work and was offered a scholarship to undertake a Master’s degree in Public Policy Analysis. After living and working in several countries, Stella and her family decided to migrate to Australia.
They moved to Melbourne in 2001 and have lived in Doncaster for the past 14 years. Stella is actively involved in her local community.
She volunteers with the Vinnies Soup Van, visits elderly Italians through Co.As.It., and runs an innovative after-school Mandarin extension program at a local primary school.
Stella is the Chair of the Bilingual Education Foundation Australia, a not-for-profit organisation she founded with the support of Lions Club, to promote the learning of languages in schools. From her own experience, Stella knows that education transforms lives, and will work to ensure that all children have access to a world-class education.
Having lived in the U.S., Stella understands and appreciates the critical role that Medicare plays in maintaining our collective well-being. She will work to ensure that Medicare provides everyone with access to the quality health care they need, when they need it.
Stella also believes we have a responsibility to make Australia a better and fairer place for our children and their children.
Stella will be a true advocate for the people of Menzies.