We’ve been crushing on bachelor Matt Agnew’s impressive science career since the trailers revealed he was an astrophysicist months ago, and are stoked by how much he’s got the country psyched on all things STEM. He’s got a double degree in science and engineering, a masters in astrophysics and is currently a PhD candidate at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.
But what we’re even more in love with, is that there are a bunch of female contestants with similarly impressive STEM gigs vying for his affection. And yes, we may have stalked them all on LinkedIn.
Chelsie McLeod, process engineer
Victorian-based Chelsie, 28, boasts Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) and Masters (Chemical Engineering) degrees from Melbourne University. Since graduating in 2014 she’s landed process engineer roles within the water industry, “assessing costs, improving water quality and generating biogas.” Among a host of CV stand-outs is a water quality performance position and training role at WaterWorx and various Gippsland Water Factory appointments.
Sogand Mohtat, civil engineer
Civil engineer Sogand, 30, studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) at the University of Sydney, before landing a project co-ordinator gig at mining company Thiess and a civil engineering role at construction contractor Multiplex. It’s unclear where she’s spending nine-to-five now, although we do know that she’s awesome at maths (she aced 4-unit), and is fluent in Persian.
Danush Deravi, accountant
Danush, 34, went to uni… twice. She competed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University in 2005, and then a masters in Commerce at Deakin. After holding a bunch of mid-level accounting jobs – at Ticketmaster, Mecca and Australian Unity – Danush is now the general manager of finance at Zenitas Healthcare.
Fingers and PhDs crossed Matt picks one of these brainiacs to talk STEM with forever.
Keen to know more about bachelor Matt? Check out his killer pre-Bachelor STEM career here.
Author: Cassie Steel
As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.