- Education and Outreach Coordinator
- University of Melbourne
- Road-tripping Brisbane to Canberra and behind the scenes
What do you do?
I learn about the science our researchers do and turn it into hands-on activities that students and the public can understand.
How did you get to where you are today?
I studied physics and astronomy in graduate school but realised I loved teaching more. I then taught high-school physics for 15 years and did a lot of work creating new activities that incorporate hands-on technology in the classroom. Now I get to translate exciting new science so a variety of learners can understand cutting-edge science!
What’s the best thing about your role?
I love working with science teachers so they can continue to learn about new science to share with their students. I also enjoy travelling to different schools around Australia.
What advice would you give to someone considering studying science?
Just do it! There is a place in science for everyone who has a keen interest.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I am an avid rower and I also play on a women’s baseball team. My family and I also enjoy the occasional Mario Kart tournament.
What’s something people not might know or expect about you?
I have a dog named Astrid and a bearded dragon named Nero.
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