The Committee

Bella Hunt Treasurer

I’m a fourth year Bachelor of Science student majoring in Applied Maths and Computer and Software Systems. When I’m not in the library, you can find me listening to way too many politics podcasts, hiking, and grabbing coffee around Carlton. I’m super passionate about supporting women in STEM and am excited to help WISE continue

Amy Nightingale Webmaster

Hello! I’m Amy, a third year studying the Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer and Software Systems. For the first semester of this year, I will be doing exchange at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. So, unfortunately, I won’t be at the uni during that time. Feel free to ask me questions about exchange in

Bunguech Hieng Keo (Lisa) Secretary

Hey there! I’m Lisa, currently in the second year of an undergrad degree with a major in Chemical Systems. I have been dreaming of gender equity in STEM and it seems like i am on the right track in making it a reality. I am also very into learning new languages and losing myself in

Uvini Mariya Peris (Mariya) Memberships

Hi! I am Mariya, currently finishing my 3rd year of a Bachelor of Environments, majoring in Engineering Systems and hoping to begin my Masters in Environmental Engineering in the near future. I have a keen interest in the environmental problems our planet faces today as well as the development of sustainable solutions to offset them.

Amy Shepherd President

I’m a third year PhD student at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. I train Alzheimer’s mice to do cognitive tasks on special touchscreens (they’re like iPads, but for mice!). I joined WISE because I am passionate about fostering a supportive environment for all women in STEM – it’s so important we support

Tara Jalali Promotions

I’m a second year PhD student at the School of Biosciences. I’m working on plant-pollinator interactions in invasive plant species. Being a part of WISE committee is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the female student movement, and responsible for representing and being the voice of female students in STEM fields. When

Jamie Liew Activities

I’m Jamie, a third-year Neuroscience major pursuing science communication! I love writing/reading about science, and I love creative nonfiction, poetry, and theatre. It really STEMs from being deeply intrigued by the human condition and finding myself trying to understand it in all forms. I hope to lend my voice to promoting scientific literacy, how science

Claudia Shao Promotions

Hello! I’m Claudia, a third year Bachelor of Science student majoring in Bioengineering Systems. Third year is when it really starts getting into the crux of learning about systems in bioengineering, and I hope to continue with this major into Masters. STEM is still a largely male dominated field, but we can work together through

Alice Clark Activities

I’m in my final year of my Masters of Engineering doing the civil stream. I’ll probably major in hydraulics, infrastructure or geotech but I haven’t figured it out yet – all I know is I HATE structures. I’m a lover of unimelb clubs having been on committee for 4 clubs representing a broad range of

Devmei Senarath Industry Liaison

Hi there! I’m Devmei and I’m a first year Master of International Business student. After working as an engineer for a bit I decided to pursue a business pathway, hoping to work in STEM business development. I’m excited to be the Industry Liaison for 2018 and continue WISE’s legacy to empower females to pursue a

Fenella McAndrew Activities

Hi! I’m Fenella and I just finished a Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics and Statistics. I feel honoured to be part of the WISE committee this year, and am excited for the future of women in STEM. On the weekends you’ll find me dressed as a fairy hosting children’s parties. I come

Catriona Nguyen-Robertson Vice President

I’m a second year PhD student at the Peter Doherty Institute. I’m trying to find ways to improve the BCG vaccine (for TB) and treatments for skin allergies. I love spreading and teaching science, and want to create a supportive environment for all minority groups (particularly women) in STEM fields.

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