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Who says that STEM careers can't also be creative? We've interviewed the people who have successfully bridged STEM and the arts to create STEAM careers. Meet people in STEAM careers like YouTubers, science TV show hosts, or scientific illustrators.

Emily Calandrelli

Host of Netflix’s Emily’s Wonder Lab
Emily Calandrelli, aka @thespacegal, is a former MIT engineer turned science communicator. She shares her love of science on Netflix shows, broadcast television, and on social media.

Jessie Robieson 

Learning innovation specialist, Te Papa
 As the Learning Innovation Specialist at Te Papa, Jessie works with schools to empower educators when delivering the digital technologies curriculum.

Frith Williams

Head of Experience Design and Content, Te Papa
Apart from creating cool exhibitions, Te Papa’s Head of Experience Design and Content, Frith Williams, is an advocate for the A in STEAM. 

Lily Serna

Data star
Mathematician and TV presenter Lily Serna is a numbers whiz who makes maths accessible to everyone.

Preethika Mathan

UNSW Bragg Prize Winner
Preethika Mathan won the UNSW Bragg prize 2018 with her piece about how technology could improve the lives of those living with disability.

Vanessa Hill

Video Host and Producer
You can catch Vanessa Hill on YouTube channel BrainCraft for fun and informative videos on quirky science and psychology

Lee Constable

Scope TV presenter
Lee Constable, host of Channel 10's Scope, uses her science smarts along with her drama knowhow to bust myths with science and explain STEM concepts in a way that's fun and useful.

Mitchell Torok

Mechatronics whiz
Mitchell Torok is the Rosny College student from Tasmania that took out the Engineering award in this year’s BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards alongside his cousin Isaac Brain.

Antonia Gauci

Music producer
Antonia Gauci is a music producer, audio engineer and musical artist working with some of the biggest Aussie and international acts.

Renee Noble

Software engineering star
Software engineering grad Renee Noble is a developer for tech education start-up Grok Learning.

Alyona Medelyan

Computational linguist
Dr Alyona Medelyan, CEO of analytics tool Thematic, combines two of her passions: computer science and linguistics.

Lisy Kane

Girl Geek Academy co-founder
Lisy Kane didn't realise that gaming was a career option in her early days. Now she's the co-founder of tech startup, Girl Geek Academy, with an impressive and extensive resume in game production.

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