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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.

Drashti Patel

Pen tester
The University of Adelaide has provided Drashti Patel with the cyber security tools she will need to succeed in the space industry.

Evangeline Endacott

Cyber security student
When Evangeline Endacott scored the second top marks in her rural high school she defied expectations to follow her passion.

Shanis Lovin

Digital forensics expert
Shanis Lovin traces the footprints left by cyber criminals – but there’s more to her job than coding and tech.

Levina Wong

Software engineer
Software engineer Levina Wong has overcome imposter syndrome to kickstart a career she’s super proud of.

Michelle Sexton

Environmental advisor
Michelle Sexton is an environmental advisor and outdoor drone pilot

Claire Chaikin-Bryan

Civil and environmental engineer
An engineer with a knack for coding, Claire Chaikin-Bryan is using her STEM skills to make communities more liveable.

Mary Poniard

Biomedical engineer
Biomedical engineer Mary Poniard is making sure 2000 new ventilators for Australian intensive care wards are ready to care for COVID-19 patients.

Nima Sherpa

Space mining expert
Nima Sherpa took a leap and moved from the US to Australia, where her career in the resources industry took off. Now she’s set her sights out of this world.

Genevieve De Michele

Civil engineer
Civil and construction engineer Genevieve De Michele loves seeing her work in the real world everyday.

Claire Morphett

Undergraduate engineer
Engineering student Claire Morphett has combined her two passions – engineering and medicine – to create her own epic pathway.

Emillie Thiselton

Software engineer
Software engineer Emillie Thiselton is only at the start of her career, but it’s already taking off.

Dr Sarah Pearce

Director of Astronomy and Space Science, CSIRO
In her current role at the CSIRO, Sarah leads the national science agency’s space program.

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