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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.

Abbie Rogers

Environmental economist
Abbie Rogers puts a dollar value on the benefits of environmental conservation

Kate Watson

Engineering & science student, QUT
Kate Watson is studying two degrees to build a career that will help combat climate change in Australia

Zoe Gibbs

Medical imaging student
Her own diagnosis inspired Zoe Gibbs to want to become a radiographer and treat people as part of an allied health team 

Brooke Lloyd

Director, COX Architecture
Brooke Lloyd is using her STEM skills to create sustainable and people-centric interiors

Amanda Woodhams

Arborist & horticulturist
Amanda Woodhams’ love of the outdoors took her career to new heights

Helen Ramsay

Health reseacher & epidemiologist
The study of statistics provided Helen Ramsay with a gateway to an interesting career as public health researcher and epidemiologist

Natalie Peck

Radiation therapist student
Natalie Peck is using virtual reality radiation therapy systems to learn how to treat people with cancer

Zoe Eather

Creativity is more important for building better cities and towns than you think. Just ask Zoe Eather

Dr Nicole White

QUT graduate and Senior Research Fellow Dr Nicole White uses her background in maths and statistics to find meaning in healthcare data

Dr Rachel Hews

Senior lecturer and coordinator
Dr Rachel Hews is a legal expert passionate about equipping students at QUT’s School of Law with future-focussed skills.

Savita Sandhu

Savita Sandhu overcame her own personal health challenges to graduate with a degree in nutrition and dietetics

Lily Kenway

Student structural & façade engineer
Lily Kenway is mixing engineering, architecture and a passion for sustainability to build her dream career.

Click and career: Maths jobs in retail

Maths retail careers
Retail is undergoing a tech revolution – and there are loads of future-focused jobs for sale

Total life saver! Maths skills in medicine

maths careers
Discover how the maths topics you’re learning today help healthcare professionals save lives, everyday

QUIZ: What’s your STEM + X?

Take a STEM discipline, and mix in your X (your passion or hobby) and you've got a one-of-a-kind career!