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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.

Vanessa Zepeda

PhD Student
The Little Mermaid inspired Vanessa Zepeda to study marine biology, now she’s searching for life beyond

Jennifer Myers

Allied health assistance grad
Jennifer Myers dreams of becoming an occupational therapist, even if it means taking an unconventional path to get there

Dr Kathryn Mcmahon

Marine scientist
Dr Kathryn McMahon has created an amazing career in conservation

Aleisha Amohia

Software developer
Junior developer, Women in Tech president and VUW student Aleisha Amohia is breaking down barriers for young women studying engineering.

Angela Begg

Sustainability consultant
Angela Begg spent her uni years learning how to engineer renewable energy, until a LinkedIn DM landed her a job for real

Danika Smith

Water engineer
Danika turned her love of STEM and passion for the environment into a fulfilling career focussed on water infrastructure

Simone Barakat

Agritech Product Manager
Mixing agriculture with STEM has set Simone Barakat up with an awesome career in agritech!

Raya Tasnim

ANSTO Graduate
Raya studied a Bachelor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering/Bachelor of Materials Science and is now a grad at ANSTO

Alex Boyd

ANSTO Graduate
Alex Boyd studied a Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science & Health and is now a Graduate at ANSTO

Krystal Sharan

ANSTO Graduate
Krystal Sharan studied a Masters of Business, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science and is now a Graduate at ANSTO

Dr Alison Todd

Health inventor
Dr Alison Todd has built a distinguished STEM career and international health science business based on passion and curiosity

Anika Fechner-Head

Graduate Environmental Scientist 
Into environmental science but other stuff too? A double degree could equip you with some pretty well-rounded skills

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Cyber Sista
Want to land yourself a cyber security traineeship? Come check out Cyber Sista!

Get paid to save the planet: STEM careers in conservation

Conservation careers
Do you love plants and animals? Enjoy spending time outdoors? A conservation science pathway could be in your sights

Want to save the planet? Study environmental engineering

environmental engineering university of adelaide
Solve climate change? Check. Make renewables better? Check. Help the government make greener policies? You bet! Studying...