We are excited to introduce you to a new University Relations Officer that recently joined the Golden Key team! Christian Nabung is now overseeing the Eastern Australia & New Zealand chapters from our Asia-Pacific office. Get to know him better with this Q&A.
Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and grew up next to the glamorous waters of Bondi Beach. My father is of Filipino and Spanish Descent whilst my mother is English. I’m a dual citizen, having both an Australian and English passport.
Where did you go to university? What did you major in? I’m currently studying at Sydney University where I’m one subject away from completing my Bachelor of Arts. I’ve always been very interested in reading, music and more broadly, popular culture. Due to this, I’m completing an English Literature and Gender studies double major. I also completed a number of music subjects within the degree ranging from performance to composition.
What are your hobbies? I love my rugby, music, reading, film, chess and interacting with as many new faces and personalities that I can! In summer, I can be found at the nearest beach or pool.
What is your favourite sport? I’m a devout Rugby Union and Cricket fan. I still play rugby on Saturdays during the winter season. Ill give just about any sport a ‘go’ and love being as active as possible.
What is your favourite movie? That’s like picking between your children! (in no particular order); The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, The Lion King, Gladiator, A Clockwork Orange.
Tv Show? The Simpsons and Game of Thrones.
Favourite Musicians/bands? The Smiths, Jeff Buckley, Velvet Underground, Radiohead, The Beatles, Elvis and Bowie.
“You’re going to reap just what you sow.” Lou Reed, Perfect Day.
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” Aristotle.
What excites you the most about working at Golden Key? I’m very passionate about getting individuals to achieve to their capacity. Liaising with some of the very best University minds means that I’ll be nurturing the leaders who will inevitably be our innovators and architects of the future. This is a hugely exciting prospect for me! I also love travelling, so visiting new territories, states and countries whilst working is a dreamlike opportunity.
Welcome to GK, Christian!
About Golden Key
Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.