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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.

Aleisha Amohia

Software developer
Junior developer, Women in Tech president and VUW student Aleisha Amohia is breaking down barriers for young women studying engineering.

Angela Begg

Sustainability consultant
Angela Begg spent her uni years learning how to engineer renewable energy, until a LinkedIn DM landed her a job for real

Danika Smith

Water engineer
Danika turned her love of STEM and passion for the environment into a fulfilling career focussed on water infrastructure

Simone Barakat

Agritech product manager
Mixing agriculture with STEM has set Simone Barakat up with an awesome career in agritech!

Raya Tasnim

ANSTO Graduate
Raya studied a Bachelor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering/Bachelor of Materials Science and is now a grad at ANSTO

Alex Boyd

ANSTO Graduate
Alex Boyd studied a Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science & Health and is now a Graduate at ANSTO

Krystal Sharan

ANSTO Graduate
Krystal Sharan studied a Masters of Business, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science and is now a Graduate at ANSTO

Dr Alison Todd

Health inventor
Dr Alison Todd has built a distinguished STEM career and international health science business based on passion and curiosity

Anika Fechner-Head

Graduate Environmental Scientist 
Into environmental science but other stuff too? A double degree could equip you with some pretty well-rounded skills

Elise McCarthy

Ranger
Always dreamt of working outside? There’s a planet full of roles in conservation! Office, optional

Chrissie Sorgini

Cyber Security Governance, Awareness & Communications Officer
Good communication skills are all you need in cyber security awareness, says Chrissie Sorgini.

Niamh Fitzgerald

Game Developer
Niamh Fitzgerald’s job as a game developer combines her love of art and technology

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!