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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.

Lily Kenway

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

Gabrielle Booth

Biomedical science undergrad
Gabrielle Booth loved the sound of biomedical science in high school, but worried about job prospects – until an awesome holiday program with QUT changed her mind

Clare Birch

Quantum chemistry student
Ever chatted to a quantum chemistry student? Here’s 12 things you need to know about Clare Birch.

Dorcas Tuyishimere

Nursing & psychology student
Nursing and psychology student Dorcas Tuyishimere is hitting the ground running in the final year of her combined health science degrees.

Annabel Platt

Health information manager
Health information manager Annabel Platt turned her clinical placement into a full-time career before she’d even completed her final uni assignments

Jess Godfrey

Carbon capture & storage analyst
Jess Godfrey explores underground worlds to find ways to reduce carbon emissions.

Mariana Oksdath Mansilla

Scientific designer & illustrator
Mariana Oksdath Mansilla is equal parts creative and scientific, combining both her strengths to create a one-of-a-kind job

Louise Schoneveld

Research scientist
Louise Schoneveld shoots rocks with lasers to find new reserves of critical minerals. Yes, you read that right!

Dr Anika Molesworth

Farmer, scientist & writer
Dr Anika Molesworth’s devotion to the Aussie land meant science was a no-brainer when it came to careers

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

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?

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!