STEMM Profile: Sidra Waheed | Chemical Scientist | ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials | The University of Tasmania | Hobart | TAS

“Imposter syndrome is real, and it really hits hard and it can stop you achieving your best. When I experience this, I usually surround myself with the people who believe in me, who have faith in me and this motivates me – I can do it!” Dr Sidra Waheed was born in regional Attock, Pakistan … More STEMM Profile: Sidra Waheed | Chemical Scientist | ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials | The University of Tasmania | Hobart | TAS

STEMM Profile: Jocelyne Mulangala | PhD Student | South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute | University of Adelaide | Adelaide | South Australia

“If you’re at the beginning of your STEMM journey, my advice is be to open to new opportunities and network! … Remember that growth only happens outside your comfort zone, so don’t be afraid to try. You are more capable than your think!” Jocelyne Mulangala is a final year PhD student at the University of … More STEMM Profile: Jocelyne Mulangala | PhD Student | South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute | University of Adelaide | Adelaide | South Australia

STEMM Profile: Gala Camacho | Head of Analytics; Mathematician | Neighbourlytics | Melbourne | VIC

“These experiences established a more robust confidence for me. Confidence that what I see and experience, others also see and experience – and that I am just the one to say it out loud. Confidence that I can learn technical and complex things, and that although I might not do great at showing that in … More STEMM Profile: Gala Camacho | Head of Analytics; Mathematician | Neighbourlytics | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Zain Akram | School of Medical Science | Menzies Health Institute Queensland | Griffith University | Gold Coast | Queensland

“Better communication about science would give people an understanding so that they can hopefully appreciate the benefits of vaccines and other important interventions. I communicate my PhD journey through social media” Zain Akram is from Sargodha, Punjab Pakistan. She did her undergraduate from Air Base Inter College Sargodha (it’s a Pakistan Air Force School And … More STEMM Profile: Zain Akram | School of Medical Science | Menzies Health Institute Queensland | Griffith University | Gold Coast | Queensland

STEMM Profile: Raffaella Demichelis | Senior Research Fellow | Curtin University | Perth | Western Australia

“Perfection does not belong to our world – unfortunately – and learning to deal with the fact that conditions are rarely ideal is key to achieving goals. There is always something to learn in every situation. Many of my best outcomes and most creative ideas are the result of overcoming difficulties I did not expect” … More STEMM Profile: Raffaella Demichelis | Senior Research Fellow | Curtin University | Perth | Western Australia

STEMM Profile: Mayase Jere | Senior Delivery Lead | REA Group | Melbourne | VIC

“You will find yourself at times as the one woman at the table. Remember you are never alone. Many are beside you on other tables and you are giving courage to another woman to pull up a chair beside you. And don’t forget the vast majority coming after you. Your voice is needed to shape … More STEMM Profile: Mayase Jere | Senior Delivery Lead | REA Group | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Patricia Wolf | Bioinformatician | Microba | Brisbane | QLD

“In my experience, multicultural teams are great because everyone has life experiences that enrich a team by working together” Patricia Wolf is a Bioinformatician with Brisbane’s Microba – world leading gut microbiome analysis company, but she hails from a fair distance across the seas, Chile. Ms Wolf graduated in 2013 as a Biotechnologist from the … More STEMM Profile: Patricia Wolf | Bioinformatician | Microba | Brisbane | QLD

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