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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.

Rachel Lin

Product Manager
Rachel Lin is a Product Manager for new products at Atlassian! She walks us through her exciting STEM journey.

Dr Christina N. Zdenek

Snake expert
Hanging out with highly venomous snakes is all in a days work for Dr Christina N. Zdenek 

Arjumand Banu Khan

Environmental scientist & science communicator
Arjumand is passionate about helping young people appreciate the wonders of STEM.

Michaela Dolk

Flood analyst
As a flood analyst, Michaela specialises in flood risk, but also works on other perils, including earthquakes and cyclones.

Nalini Joshi

Mathematician
Nalini Joshi is all about driving change in maths and striving for equality

Xueying (Sylvia) Wang

Actuarial consultant
Xueying (Sylvia) Wang shares what the day-to-day of being an actuarial consultant at IAG is like, plus what her own journey into STEM involved. 

Mingmei Teo

Epidemic Modeller
Arming herself with numeracy knowledge is Mingmei's key to career success in defence and security

Cara Gately

Character Rigger
As a Character Rigger, Cara Gately creates the moving skeletons behind three-dimensional animations

Cathy Yuen Yi Lee

Data scientist
Cathy Yuen Yi Lee has applied her statistical expertise to roles in public health all over the world

Raina Jain

High school student
Raina Jain from Penrith Selective High School in Sydney tells us why maths will back up her future career plans

Kiera Flynn

Corporate communications manager
Kiera Flynn’s background in biomedicine helped her land a communications role at L’Oreal

Charishma Kaliyanda

Liverpool councillor | Community engagement officer
Charishma is a mental health professional, community service expert and budding politician making a difference for the community.

Quiz: What’s your cyber security career?

Cyber security career
Could you be a pen tester, security engineer or a computer forensics analyst?

How a team of flying scientists are increasing regional STEM representation

Flying scientist visits are bringing STEM to even the most remote regions

STEM experts weigh in on TikTok’s trending beekeepers

Bee Lady
Texas Beeworks’ Erika Thompson has been accused by other users of staging her TikTok videos and handling bees in an unsafe manner.