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Social change makers

From ending poverty to creating equality, meet people whose careers in STEM make a difference to society.

Kris Rallah-Baker

Ophthalmologist
Kristopher Rallah-Baker is Australia's first Indigenous ophthalmologist. He's breaking new ground for Aboriginal health thanks to an inherited 'dream the impossible' attitude.

Francesca Maclean

Diversity consultant
Dr Francesca Maclean is an advocate for STEM diversity and inclusion and a consultant for engineering firm Arup.

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.

Robbie Bonelli

Social change-maker
Robbie's a man of many talents; he's pursuing a PhD in researching macular disease, while spearheading a movement for inclusivity of LGBTIQ+ people in STEM!

Muireann Irish

Cognitive neuroscientist
Encyclopedias, Alzheimer’s and a drive to help others. That’s what kicked off the career of cognitive neuroscientist and Superstar of STEM, Muireann Irish.

Ally Watson

Code Like A Girl
Developer Ally Watson co-founded Code Like A Girl to combat gender stereotypes and help young women find their passion in coding.

Maddison Miller

Indigenous archaeologist
Can a career in archaeology bring you closer to your own culture? Darug woman, Maddison uses Indigenous knowledge to inform smarter futures.

Benson Saulo

Global game changer
Benson Saulo believes that the key to creating social change is using his career in finance to help people recover from financial hardships.

Maggie McGowan

Fashion founder
Maggie McGowan is using maths in her fashion business, Magpie Goose, to create employment opportunities for Indigenous artists in the Northern Territory

Dr Joanne Orlando

Kid-tech researcher
Dr Orlando empowers children in 21st century learning by investigating the effect of tech on kids

Tamina Pitt

Google STEP intern
Tamina Pitt wants to use her tech skills to change the world.

Taj Pabari

Risk Taker
Taj Pabari is engineering a new educational tablet and passing on his entrepreneurship skills to his fellow students

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