Beatrice Belarmino is currently a PCS for the Royal Australian Air Force and works as part of the Operations Cell for No 3 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. Originally based in Perth WA, she graduated in 2019 with a double major in International Relations and Japanese at Curtin University. In the same year, she undertook the Gap Year Program with the RAAF and eventually transferred to PAF.
During her time at university, she was involved in various extracurricular activities. In 2017, she became part of Curtin’s Student Ambassador Program and was later successful in her application for JENESYS, a cultural exchange program to Japan funded by the Japanese government. By 2018, she was enrolled in an extensive summer program to undertake further studies in Human Rights and European Politics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. During my final year, she became part of the John Curtin Leadership Program to further expand her leadership experience as a Liaison Officer in partnership with Opportunity International Australia. Furthermore, while at university, she and a colleague developed a comprehensive Model UN program to simulate real word-security issues with high-school students in an effort to generate further interest amongst young adults in the area of international relations. Alongside this, she was a committed volunteer to the WA division of the United Nations Association of Australia.
Beatrice’s policy interests include resilience in public health and, particularly, the role of defence in securing and supporting public health.