Rawan Abdal

Rawan Abdal is a hardworking, incredible woman. She attained a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in Mosul, North of Iraq. It was also in Iraq that she developed her skills and passion for cooking. In 2014, Rawan left Iraq with her husband, daughter (4) and son (2) in search for a better, safer life. Their migration journey took them to Turkey for two years before arriving to Australia in 2016. Rawan is the perfect example of a multi-hyphen person: she shares her culture and food with the Melbourne community as Cook in Residence at Free to Feed, she recently completed her certificate in Allied Health IV Physiotherapy from The Stirling Institute of Australia, and is preparing her family to soon become a family of five come June!