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Looking for role models, mentors, speakers and generally amazing people working in science, technology, engineering and maths?

We're proud to have profiled hundreds of women in STEM combining STEM with their 'X' - their passion, interest or another field. These women in STEM represent diverse career options for young people looking to pursue a STEM career, and offer in-depth information on the individual pathways they took to get to where they are today. Email info@refractionmedia.com.au if you're interested in contacting any of the people featured in this section for mentorship or speaking opportunities.

Alena Pribyl

Senior Scientist & Science Communicator
Microbiology scientist turned science communicator at Microba, Alena Pribyl shares with us her journey and career tips

Christyl Johnson

Deputy Center Director for Technology and Research Investments
NASA Director of Technology and Research at Goddard Space Flight Centre, Christyl Johnson has always aimed high.

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.

Bing Xue

Growth Detector
From mussels to dolphins, Bing Xue uses her coding skills to conserve the planet, one species at a time. 

Mikaela Jade

Environmental scientist
Entrepreneur, environmental scientist and Cabrogal woman Mikaela Jade is empowering people to tell their stories using technology.

Breanna Clayton

Structural engineer
Breanna Clayton wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after high school – until a family trip to the United States when she was 17 sparked her interest in buildings and structures.

Dr Clara Chow

Cardiologist and digital health expert
Cardiologist and digital health expert Dr Clara Chow is using smart technology to keep patients heart-healthy.

Katia Vega

Computer scientist
Katia Vega is a fashion-forward US-based computer scientist who creates computers you wear.

Barbara Van De Sande

Industrial design engineer
In high school, Barbara Van De Sande’s teacher told her she’d never be good enough for medical engineering. It ignited a fire in her. 

Julianna Kadar

Shark biologist
Julianna Kadar grew up with a passion for the ocean that led to shark tagging trips and now a voyage to Antarctica.

Calli Bates

Software engineer
AUT computer science grad Calli Bates is working at the cutting edge of high-tech fashion

Tammy Butow

Chaos engineer and Girl Geek Academy co-founder
Chaos engineer and Girl Geek Academy co-founder Tammy Butow has used her double degree in IT and education to build an inspiring career

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