Rita manages and leads the design and delivery of FYA's Innovation Nation programs. She is also part of the Unleashed Awards team and supports other FYA programs such as $20 Boss and Young Social Pioneers. Before joining the community engagement team, she worked with YLab on delivering exciting projects in consulting, systems change and co-design.
Rita is also a social entrepreneur and has worked on initiatives in Australia and Lebanon. She founded Steer North in 2015, a health promotion not-for-profit that aims to inspire and empower people to lead healthy and active lives through epic cycling journeys across Australia.
Rita is passionate about all things related to dance. She is a Salsa and Afro-Cuban dance nerd. She also loves sports and is an avid long-distance cyclist.