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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.

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

Kate Helmstedt

Mathematician & senior lecturer
Kate is researching how different water regulations might influence farmers’ decisions

Emma Studerus

Bachelor of Data Science student
Think doing a data science degree from home is impossible? Think again! Emma Studerus is on the task

Annika Bounkeua

Biomedical science student
Annika Bounkeua pirouetted from ballet into STEM and is excited to see where her biomedical studies take her

Amelia Luu

Robotics field engineer
As part of the Wildcat team at CSIRO Data61, Amelia Luu is helping make robots more useful

Linda Hapgood

Program manager for Boeing
Aerospace engineering took Linda Hapgood to the cutting edge of tech, working for Boeing in Australia and the US

Mellini Sloan

Community creator
Mellini Sloan teaches students how to plan the cities and regions of the future

Hope Sneddon

Graduate engineer
Hope Sneddon is kicking goals with her engineering skills, maths know-how and creative vision.

Jessica Galpin

High school STEM teacher
Jessica Galpin is using her role as a high school maths and science teacher to encourage more women and girls to kickstart STEM pathways 

Sophia Slancar

Digital communicator
Sophia Slancar mashes up STEM, communications and creativity in her cool gig as a social media and marketing officer

Hannah Fas

STEM lawyer
Studying science and law has given Hannah Fas the edge working in intellectual property law

Hayley Bell & Nicole Detsimas

Directors, Belnic Constructions 
After switching careers, Hayley Bell and Nicole Detsimas started their own specialist commercial fitout company

Meet two RBA economists passionate about social justice

Meet two RBA economists who chose their careers inspired by a passion for social justice issues

Happy International Women in Engineering Day… Let’s celebrate with role models!

In the video, you'll meet a water engineer, a robotics field engineer, a graduate engineer working for Boeing, an aerospace engineer and a pavement engineer.

Video playlist: Get into science

Vanessa Zepeda - Science Videos
Want to work in science one day? Then your homework is to watch ALL of these videos!