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Our Team

Shannon Semenikow

Director, Education and Migration Services Australia

World traveller and culturally curious.

As part of the migration team, Shannon loves problem solving and mapping out pathways to help clients achieve their education or migration dreams.

MARN: 0701777

Diana Huertas

Marketing and Education team Manager

Originally from Colombia, Diana is our passionate Marketing and Education team Manager of our Brisbane office.

Having come to Australia as a student herself, Diana has been in your shoes and knows the stresses and joys of studying and living away from home.

Now in a job she loves, her biggest motivation is to help others to achieve their dreams in Australia too!

Andres Hernandez

Journalist + Marketer + Dj = Coffee lover

Working as a Dj in the best nightclubs in Australia but during the day he is the digital and marketing guy in the team. Always there to help you!

Keyla Nieves

Student counsellor

Keyla is from our education Team, Originally from Venezuela. With a bubbly personality and always a smile on her face she’ll make sure to point you on the right direction to your success in Australia.

Santiago Moreno

Marketing Coordinator

Apart from being DJ at night. Santiago loves to help people showing them all the possibilities to study, enjoy and stay in Australia.

Heidi Ochoa-Tuqiri

Migration Agent

Latin American born, Aussie raised, married to a Fijian and loves Thai food: definitely loves culture mixes!

As part of the migration team, Heidi loves helping people achieve their dreams and does so with a caring attitude.

MARN 0533317

Siobhan Chisholm

Operations manager

Siobhan is the special ops and has been with EMSA since 2012, her personal experience migrating to Australia from the UK and journey to Australian citizenship is her driving force to provide a positive customer experience.

Siobhan utilises her skills and experience to ensure that EMSA support you and manage your case as efficiently and effectively as possible. Siobhan enjoys the diverse range of clients and Staff that EMSA work with and the variety of visas EMSA process. Siobhan is a registered migration agent and has academic achievements in migration law, training, business and management.

MARN 1679938

Farnoush Dank

Student counsellor

Farnoush is our Persian gem. Raised in Germany, her multilingual abilities make her a valuable part of EMSA.

As part of our education team, she helps students from all around the world find their best study pathway.

In addition to being an education counsellor, Farnoush enjoys assisting and organising events and student activities where she can continue meeting people from across the globe.

Andrea Siqueira

Student counsellor

Originally from Brazil. As an education counsellor, she helps Brazilians to find the best options to study here in Australia.

Andrea has a background in Marketing and she loves to get involved on EMSA’s events.
Her main life passion is travel and meet new people and cultures.

Eva Galarza

Senior Student counsellor

Originally from Peru and with more than 12 years working in the Australian International Education Sector, Eva is our Registered Education Agent.

She truly loves meeting people from different backgrounds and her best reward is their big smiles when we successfully finalise a case.

QEAC No: D038

Mikkayla Baeck

Administration Assistant

Mikkayla is our resident Aussie.

Born and bred, she is here to assist our team in answering any of your questions and making sure your experience with EMSA is enjoyable and memorable.

She loves meeting new and interesting people and hearing stories from all around the world.

David Ramirez

Information and Technology

Software engineer also called “IT guy”.

We have him here because he is a kind of gnome who is able to talk with computers and they tend to obey him muahahaha!

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