Dr Joanna Newton has won the prestigious First National Real Estate Leadership Award in the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever Awards and was presented with her award by Ray Ellis, chief executive of First National Real Estate.

Dr Newton won the award from a strong field of nominees and was one of ten category winners announced on Friday 18th of May at Flemington – The Event Centre. Melina Saris, reporter and weekend weather presenter on 7 NEWS hosted the awards.

Over 600 guests were in attendance at the Gala event, including official guest Jenny Mikakos MP, Minister for Families & Children, Minister for Youth Affairs, to celebrate the State’s high achievers and community contributors.

Dr Joanna Newton, 28 of Northcote, is fostering change in the Australian dairy industry’s adoption of genetic tools and technologies. An advocate for careers in STEM and agriculture, Joanna mentors students and junior scientists, inspiring their pursuit of agricultural journeys. She won the 2017 Dairy Research Foundation Symposium’s Emerging Scientists Award, and an Endeavour Research Fellowship from the Australian Government. She has spoken at international conferences and has helped move an international agricultural climate change motion.

Winners each received $1,000, a $1,000 Bartercard account, and a magnificent trophy. 
 The awards night was the culmination of a tremendously successful year with hundreds of nominations received from across Victoria. 

Issued by: First National Real Estate
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Stewart Bunn, National Communications Manager, First National Real Estate

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