STEMM Profile: Niveditha Vathsangam | Immunologist | MiniFab Pty Ltd | Melbourne | VIC

“Everyone makes mistakes and face their own battles. But my advice would be to not let it define you. Let it mould you instead. Sometimes, things are only as big as we make them” Dr Niveditha Vathsangam is an immunologist by education currently working as a Scientist at MiniFab Pty Ltd to create ground-breaking microfluidic … More STEMM Profile: Niveditha Vathsangam | Immunologist | MiniFab Pty Ltd | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Cut Aja Fauziah | PhD Student in Petroleum Engineering | Curtin University | Perth | WA

“Women often receive ‘stereotype threat’ in STEMM fields, such a society and system that still assume that women have less skill sets, so that the women are hesitant to enter such fields, and they have to deal with the negativity and bias from their workplaces. Especially the women from minority groups are even doubly subjected … More STEMM Profile: Cut Aja Fauziah | PhD Student in Petroleum Engineering | Curtin University | Perth | WA

STEMM Profile: Emma Knight | Adelaide Medical School | Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences | The University of Adelaide | Adelaide | SA

“To maximise my productivity, I work two consecutive days and I choose my workdays to avoid public holidays as I can’t afford to lose half of my working week to a public holiday” I am a Senior Biostatistician with the Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) Study at the University of Adelaide. ENDIA is a … More STEMM Profile: Emma Knight | Adelaide Medical School | Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences | The University of Adelaide | Adelaide | SA

STEMM Profile: Rubaiyea Farrukee | Roche Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

“In academia the ‘publish or perish’ mentality means that any career break can lead to a gap in publishing, which ends up having long term detrimental effect on a women’s ‘track record’. Personally, this challenge is deterring me from having children of my own as I am wary of the impact on my career” I … More STEMM Profile: Rubaiyea Farrukee | Roche Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Priya Rani | Sessional Academic | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

“Continued learning helps me to understand and appreciate things and people around me. It helps in changing the perceptions and discovering new ways of relating to people from different cultural backgrounds” Dr Priya Rani is currently working as a sessional academic staff at RMIT University. She is also professionally associated with Institute of Electrical and … More STEMM Profile: Priya Rani | Sessional Academic | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Kathryn Burdon | Professor & Professorial Research Fellow | Menzies Institute for Medical Research | University of Tasmania | Hobart | TAS

“If you’re passionate about something or it makes you happy, find a way to do it, regardless of how other people might categorise it, or you” Professor Kathryn Burdon is a Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania. Her research aims to identify genetic causes of blindness and visual … More STEMM Profile: Kathryn Burdon | Professor & Professorial Research Fellow | Menzies Institute for Medical Research | University of Tasmania | Hobart | TAS

STEMM Profile: Steph Lamont-Friedrich | Gi3, Head of Life Sciences/Biomed for SA, R&D Tax | Deloitte Australia | Adelaide | SA

“Women just starting out need to know that majority of us don’t know exactly where we want to end up. It is absolutely more than okay to try and fail a million times, as long as you’re still moving forward and still trying. Trust yourself and think about what you want your future to look … More STEMM Profile: Steph Lamont-Friedrich | Gi3, Head of Life Sciences/Biomed for SA, R&D Tax | Deloitte Australia | Adelaide | SA

STEMM Profile: Amal Mohamed Dameer | Medical Doctor & PhD Student | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

“To every opportunity – give everything a go and see how all your personal attributes and talents can be used to make you a well-rounded scientist” Amal Mohamed Dameer is a medical doctor and also a third year PhD candidate at RMIT University. She has a passion for combining medicine and science to uncover new … More STEMM Profile: Amal Mohamed Dameer | Medical Doctor & PhD Student | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Helen Forster | Regional Director of Projects | Jacobs | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

“I work in Dubai and we have over 60 nationalities in our company, the cultural and language diversity means I pay attention to really understand what people are trying to say – and words may have different meaning depending where you are from, so I try not to assume and always check” Helen Forster is … More STEMM Profile: Helen Forster | Regional Director of Projects | Jacobs | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

STEMM Profile: Anjaleena Anthony | Applications Specialist | Territory Manager | Promega Corporation | Melbourne | VIC

“The biggest barrier I faced was culture shock when I came to Australia from my country, India. This impacted me a lot especially on the career front as I hesitated to initially interact with people” Dr Anjaleena Anthony is an Applications Specialist at Promega Corporation. Anjaleena describes herself as a passionate scientist with an ambition … More STEMM Profile: Anjaleena Anthony | Applications Specialist | Territory Manager | Promega Corporation | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Daniella Conser | Earth Science Student | Monash University | Melbourne | Victoria

“Having a scientific background will provide a strong skill set and expertise to critically approach and solve threats to our earth in the future” Daniella Conser is an Earth Science student currently completing her degree at Monash University. She has a passion for science and encouraging young women in STEMM. With a love for the … More STEMM Profile: Daniella Conser | Earth Science Student | Monash University | Melbourne | Victoria

STEMM Profile: Ramona Chauhan | PhD Student | School of Education | Curtin University | Perth | WA

“Being independent is the most important personality trait which has kept me motivated to work in a professional world” Ramona Chauhan is a PhD student from the School of Education, Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. She is in the second year of her PhD degree and is working broadly on “STEM with disability” area … More STEMM Profile: Ramona Chauhan | PhD Student | School of Education | Curtin University | Perth | WA

STEMM Profile: Lucy Buxton | Industry Engagement Manager | Climate Change Cluster | University of Technology Sydney | Sydney | NSW

“Sometimes we can get lost in the minutiae and I have always found it helpful, no matter what role I’ve been in – research or professional, to be able to see how the work that we do translates into the wider community and creates positive impact” Dr Lucy Buxton has a PhD in marine biology … More STEMM Profile: Lucy Buxton | Industry Engagement Manager | Climate Change Cluster | University of Technology Sydney | Sydney | NSW

STEMM Profile: Kathy Nicholson | Chief Operating Officer | Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics | Adelaide | SA

“We need to learn to trust individuals to balance their own lives, and not mandate 20th Century work rules on the 21st century work force” High quality scientific research is crucial for the continued growth of a strong, healthy and sustainable communities. As Chief Operating Officer for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics … More STEMM Profile: Kathy Nicholson | Chief Operating Officer | Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics | Adelaide | SA

STEMM Profile: Lisa Devereaux | Business Development Manager | Luina Bio | Brisbane | QLD

“I always welcome constructive feedback and where there are have been gaps in my skills, I look at how I can address them through mentoring, courses, study but keep a positive mindset on my strengths to keep motivated for the next opportunity” Lisa Devereaux is a Business Development Manager at Luina Bio Pty Ltd and … More STEMM Profile: Lisa Devereaux | Business Development Manager | Luina Bio | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM Profile: Christine Burns | CEO & Co-founder | Women Authentic Leadership Training (WALT) Institute | Melbourne | VIC

“A work team is the same as a sports team – we have each other’s back no matter what, we share the tough times and we celebrate the good times. It’s about WE not me” Christine Burns was born in Manawatu, New Zealand and is the second daughter of Scottish parents. From being a shy … More STEMM Profile: Christine Burns | CEO & Co-founder | Women Authentic Leadership Training (WALT) Institute | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Rose Goodman | Senior Chemist | LabWest Minerals | Perth | WA

“…expect the unexpected because you do not know what or why someone is going to do. Have contingency plans for the worst scenario but always expect the best scenario” I have two daughters, Hannah (20) is in her final semester of her human bio, preclinical undergraduate BSc at Curtin university, and Jenna (17) in year … More STEMM Profile: Rose Goodman | Senior Chemist | LabWest Minerals | Perth | WA

STEMM Profile: Núria Saladié | Engagement Manager | Biomedical Research Victoria | Melbourne | VIC

“I was passionate about literature and languages but I also loved biology and environmental sciences. When it was time to think about … university … I searched for ways of bringing them together and finally it clicked: science communication. It worked!” Núria Saladié is a science communicator with wide engagement and project management experience across … More STEMM Profile: Núria Saladié | Engagement Manager | Biomedical Research Victoria | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Juliette Major | Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Coordinator | St Clare’s College | Canberra | ACT

“When someone pays you a compliment say thank you and accept it. Don’t put yourself down or denigrate your effort and work. You worked hard for where you are and it’s okay to acknowledge that. Stand up for yourself and your craft. You’re not an imposter” Juliette Major is the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) … More STEMM Profile: Juliette Major | Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Coordinator | St Clare’s College | Canberra | ACT

STEMM Profile: Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius | School of Medical and Health Sciences | Edith Cowan University | Perth | Western Australia

“I have always had a deep-seated desire to grow through learning which helped push through and past any barriers or challenges faced being a first-generation University graduate, of a CALD background and part of the LGBTQI+ community” Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius, PhD is a sport scientist, strength and conditioning coach, and educator in biomechanics and … More STEMM Profile: Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius | School of Medical and Health Sciences | Edith Cowan University | Perth | Western Australia