Liliana Sanchez is the Cultural Competency Coordinator at MDA.
Liliana arrived in Australia in 1988 as a refugee on a humanitarian visa and she is passionate about sharing the experience of newly arrived Australian’s and how everyone has a role to play in creating welcome.
Liliana develops training packages to suit diverse workplaces.
A skilled and experienced storyteller, Liliana draws on her lived experience to give participants practical skills that are relevant to their work.
Liliana has a background in Anthropology and Philosophy with a strong focus on migration and world issues. She enjoys researching and learning new theories and topics around diversity, culture, language and refugees.
Liliana has featured in La Boite Theater Company’s immersive theater production The Village and has shared her story through many platforms including podcast, ABC radio, and more recently at the Brisbane Writers Festival as part of Mem Fox’s book “I am Australian too”.
Here is what others have said about Liliana’s training:
“I enjoyed the workshop immensely last Thursday and everything about it was so professional and informative, so thank you to you and your team.” – Jennifer, The Smith Family
“Hi Liliana, thank you very much for the great day yesterday – your presentation skills, depth of knowledge, and clear passion for what you do are inspiring and enlightening, to say the least.” – Laura, Tutor/Teacher
“I found the day overall very beneficial for my continuing practice framework. Well catered for and presenter was very engaging.” – Anonymous, Attendees of Working with Refugees training - Toowoomba April 2019
“I was really moved by the stories related by Liliana [our trainer] and the up-to-date information provided. This is an opportunity to let our newcomers know that their plight is coming to an end and new life choices are opening up for them here in Australia.” – Anonymous, Attendees of Working with Refugees training - Toowoomba April 2019