Thomas Fearon is Deputy Manager of Marketing and Communications at ANU College of Law.
1. Tell us a bit about yourself including what brought you to ANU.
Originally from Newcastle, NSW before settling in Canberra in 2017, with about a decade in China in between. I was drawn to ANU because I wanted to work with great minds building a better future.
2. What do you enjoy most about working at the ANU College of Law?
The close-knit community and diverse expertise
3. What is your favourite spot on campus?
The Classics Museum
4. How do you relax away from university?
True crime podcasts and drone videography
5. How would you describe Canberra in three words?
Well-planned, scenic, forward-thinking
6. What inspired you to pursue your professional field?
I always enjoyed writing and was curious about the world, so journalism seemed a good fit. Fortunately, many of its skills were transferable to marketing and communications.
7. What was your dream job as a child?
Fullback for the Sydney Swans
8. If you could meet one historical figure, who would it be?
9. Who’s your favourite fictional character?
10. What’s a project or hobby you’re currently working on that motivates you?
Photography and podcasting
11. What’s your favourite quote?
“Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress.”
12. What’s the secret to working from home successfully?
The same as working in any environment: strong coffee!
13. Who is someone you look up to?
My mother-in-law. She gives sound advice.
14. What was the last book you read?
A Man Called Yarra by Stan Yarramunua
15. What’s an underrated movie?
Young Einstein (1987)
16. What’s your favourite dish?
Stir-fried egg and tomato
17. What’s your favourite place in Canberra to visit?
Rainforest gully in the National Botanic Gardens
18. What’s your favourite song or playlist to work to?
19. What’s a skill you’d like to learn?
Adobe AfterEffects and home-school education
20. What advice would you give to others feeling uneasy during this time?
You’re more powerful than you think, and you’re proving it each day.
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