STEMM Profile: Khatora Opperman | PhD student | South Australia Health & Medical Research Institute | University of Adelaide | Adelaide | SA

“One of the great parts about science is the diversity. I am proud of all of aspects of my career, from research, to teaching, to scientific communication, to community outreach” Khatora Opperman is a final year PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide, working within the world-leading Research Institute, SAHMRI. She competed her undergraduate studies … More STEMM Profile: Khatora Opperman | PhD student | South Australia Health & Medical Research Institute | University of Adelaide | Adelaide | SA

STEMM Profile: Ajani De Vas Gunasekara | PhD student & Teaching Associate | School of Mathematics | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC

“Mathematics is a beautiful subject built on logic. Like an artist turns his imagination into a fine drawing, a mathematician turns his imagination into theorems, lemmas and conjectures” Ajani De Vas Gunasekara is a PhD candidate and Teaching Associate in the School of Mathematics at Monash University with a great interest in discrete mathematics. Her … More STEMM Profile: Ajani De Vas Gunasekara | PhD student & Teaching Associate | School of Mathematics | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Maria Ikonomopoulou | Senior Research TALENTO Fellow | Head, Translational Venomics Group | IMDEA-Food Institute | Madrid | Spain

“I always try to see the big picture, to not get sidetracked by disappointments or difficulties and to interact with positive and career-driven people, who can help me to keep on pushing my boundaries” I am the Head of the Translational Venomics Group at IMDEA-Food Institute in Madrid, Spain and a Senior Research TALENTO Fellow … More STEMM Profile: Maria Ikonomopoulou | Senior Research TALENTO Fellow | Head, Translational Venomics Group | IMDEA-Food Institute | Madrid | Spain

STEMM Profile: Dr Jiao Jiao Li | Biomedical Engineer & NHMRC Early Career Fellow | University of Technology Sydney | Sydney | NSW

“Whether we’re talking about collaborators or mentors and mentees, it’s important to try and see things from the other person’s perspective, respect diversity and differences in values and opinion, and support others in a way that is mutually beneficial” Dr Jiao Jiao Li (JJ) is a biomedical engineer and NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the … More STEMM Profile: Dr Jiao Jiao Li | Biomedical Engineer & NHMRC Early Career Fellow | University of Technology Sydney | Sydney | NSW

STEMM Profile: Asma Aziz | Electrical Engineer | Lecturer | School of Engineering | Deakin University | Melbourne | VIC

“I grew up as the only girl child in my family of all engineers. My father-my inspiration was a mechanical engineer in Military Engineering Services. Joining a STEMM field was my passion since childhood. Under the influence of my family encouragement, I became the first and only female electrical engineer in all my extended family” … More STEMM Profile: Asma Aziz | Electrical Engineer | Lecturer | School of Engineering | Deakin University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Morley Muse | Environmental Engineer | PhD researcher | Victoria University | Melbourne | VIC

“I am a very determined person and believe in giving opportunities my best. I believe in hard work and diligence. I also believe that we should not allow the fear of rejection to hold us back” Morley Muse is an Environmental engineer and a doctorate researcher at Victoria University. Her expertise and skills are biofuels … More STEMM Profile: Morley Muse | Environmental Engineer | PhD researcher | Victoria University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Tegan Cheng | Group Leader – EPIC Lab | Kids Research | Children’s Hospital at Westmead | Sydney | NSW

“As much as I try and plan my life out, it doesn’t end up that way. Many good things in my career have come down to a combination of hard work and good fortune – like Seneca said ‘luck occurs when preparation meets opportunity’” Dr Tegan Cheng is Group Leader of the EPIC Lab and … More STEMM Profile: Tegan Cheng | Group Leader – EPIC Lab | Kids Research | Children’s Hospital at Westmead | Sydney | NSW

STEMM Profile: Alena Pribyl | Senior Scientist | Microba | Brisbane | QLD

Everyone approaches problem solving differently and to advance our knowledge we need a wide variety of perspectives to think of solutions and beneficial applications that others have not come up with yet Dr Alena Pribyl is the Senior Scientist with Australian gut microbiome analysis experts Microba, yet her journey started a fair way from the … More STEMM Profile: Alena Pribyl | Senior Scientist | Microba | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM Profile: Kristin Edwards | Research Fellow | James Cook University | Townsville | QLD

“Pay close attention to the evidence of ‘pre-threshold alarms’; the increase of healthcare service activity that indicate volume stress. Researchers see it in the data, and we hear it through the surveys and interviews of healthcare providers at the bedside. We can’t afford to risk safety and quality in Australian healthcare” Research Fellow Kristin Edwards’ … More STEMM Profile: Kristin Edwards | Research Fellow | James Cook University | Townsville | QLD

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