Katena Valastro

Katena Valastro

Executive & Project Assistant

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Katena has just returned from New York City where she worked as a conference coordinator for Institutional Investor. She has spent the last year engaging with high profile sponsors and alternating between many important roles. Before moving to New York, Katena worked at Macquarie University in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy Department. She was responsible for all things administrative and was a vital connection between strategy, engagement and success within the Indigenous student cohort.

Influential work

  • As production coordinator for CHE Proximity in Sydney, helped produce some of the renowned video adverts for NRMA, PROSPA, Dailies Total 1 and Velocity
  • Assisted in the preparation, coordination and execution of conferences in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Austin and Chicago
  • Developed and organised Macquarie University events and conferences that align with the Indigenous Strategy Department and Universities Reconciliation Action Plan.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Katena was production coordinator CHE Proximity in Sydney. She loves to combine the worlds of business, arts and culture and so chose a double degree in commerce and arts, majoring in international business and arts management and minoring in human resources management and dance performance. Her desire to make a difference in her community is evidenced by her time at university as a resident advisor and senior duty and board member at Dunmore Lang College.

In her spare time...

Katena enjoys spending time with her friends and family while keeping active, being outdoors and indulging in the best food and wine she can find.