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Eliza Greenwood

IT Support, MOQdigital
Not every STEM career needs to start with a degree – Eliza Greenwood got her first qualification while she was still in high school

Jessie Robieson 

Learning innovation specialist, Te Papa
 As the Learning Innovation Specialist at Te Papa, Jessie works with schools to empower educators when delivering the digital technologies curriculum.

Frith Williams

Head of Experience Design and Content, Te Papa
Apart from creating cool exhibitions, Te Papa’s Head of Experience Design and Content, Frith Williams, is an advocate for the A in STEAM. 

Kay Myers

Shipbuilding expert
Kay Myers is currently working for Serco as the construction and commissioning manager on Australia’s new icebreaker vessel.

Amy Stringfellow

Cybersecurity researcher
As a cybersecurity researcher in defence, Amy uses data to protect the country.

Clare Birch

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

Elizabeth Thomas

Cognitive Neuroscientist
Dr Elizabeth Thomas is researching genetic markers associated with cognitive impairment across the schizophrenia spectrum.

Madhavi Patterson

PhD candidate, Geocoastal research group
University of Sydney PhD candidate Madhavi Patterson is researching the evolution of the Great Barrier Reef.

Dr Alisa Glukhova

Structural biologist
Dr Glukhova is investigating the molecular behaviour that’s responsible for causing disease, such as cancer.

Dr Valerie Sung

Paediatrician and postdoctoral research fellow
L’Oréal--UNESCO For Women in Science fellow, Dr Valerie Sung, is using her STEM smarts to improve the lives of children with congenital hearing loss.  

Dr Samantha Solon-Biet

Nutritional biologist
Samantha works as a nutritional biologist, investigating maternal nutrition and its intergenerational influence on obesity and metabolic disorders.  

Dr Ashleigh Hood

Geoscientist and lecturer
Dr Ashleigh Hood is a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellow and has a killer career as a geologist.

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