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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.

Niamh Fitzgerald

Game Developer
Niamh Fitzgerald’s job as a game developer combines her love of art and technology

Divya Sharma

Client Onboarding Manager
Divya Sharma is the Client Onboarding Manager for Faethm AI - an artificial intelligence platform that provides data on the impact of automation.

Nina Rajcic

Artist and tech researcher
Nina Rajcic is using art to investigate human-computer relationships for her PhD at Monash University’s Faculty of IT

Kelsy Luengen

Dancing cyber criminologist
By day, Kelsy Luengen fights cybercrime. By night, she’s a sequinned superstar of salsa

Sophie Kaelin

Cyber Security Consultant
It’s Sophie Kaelin’s job to ethically hack into web apps and devices to uncover vulnerabilities

Jennifer Halvorsen

Junior Developer
Jennifer Halvorsen’s software skills are helping businesses improve health and environment programs

Kimberly Valenny

President of Women in Tech
Kimberly Valenny is empowering the next gen of women in tech to chase goals and smash stereotypes

Lalitha Polamraju

IT/Arts Undergraduate
IT and Arts undergraduate Lalitha Polamraju is passionate about increasing diversity in technology and STEM

Jennifer Medbury

Cyber Security Lecturer
Jennifer Medbury’s career in intelligence and security has included roles with defence and the police force, now she teaches the next generation at ECU.

Kirsty Penney

Network Design Operative
For Kirsty Penney, a telecommunications traineeship opened the door to a rewarding career connecting Australians with high speed mobile coverage.

Liani Strauss

Client Insights Manager
Liani works as a Client Insights Manager for Faethm AI – an artificial intelligence platform that provides data on the impact of automation.

Katrina Donaghy

CEO & Co-Founder, Civic Ledger
From sociologist to entrepreneur, Katrina Donaghy, CEO and co-founder of Australian blockchain company Civic Ledger, has had a diverse career.

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Springboard into tech + real estate

Springboard to Tech
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Bust cybercrime with a STEM career

Cybercrime
Cyber security is the new frontier of warfare, and cyber criminals are the enemy.