Hannah Sainty

  • Media and Communications Officer
  • CDM
  • University of Melbourne
  • Road-tripping behind the scenes

What do you do?

I am the person who puts all the photos and words onto the internet to tell you about what we’re doing, where we are and what we’re going to do next!  It’s my job to make sure that I tell you interesting stories and keep you in the loop on what the road trippers are doing!

How did you get to where you are today?

I am not a scientist but a filmmaker and artist who also studied marketing and branding.  To get to where I am today, the Media and Communications Officer for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics, I did a degree in filmmaking and a certificate in online marketing and branding.  I spend a lot of time managing my social media accounts and consulting others on theirs.  I have also worked on movies, TV commercials and as a freelance writer for companies, artists, magazines and publications.

What’s the best thing about your role?

I love meeting many new people and sharing the fantastic scientific discoveries the scientists I work alongside are exploring.  I adore that I get to do all my favourite things—take photos, edit photos, write articles and other material, and do graphic design for various projects.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

When I’m not working as the Media and Communications Officer, I am a standup comedian who entertains people all over Australia.  I am also the host of a podcast about overcoming resistances in creative endeavours.

Which three people (living or dead) would you invite to dinner?

Jeff Buckley, Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Audrey Hepburn

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