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1. Say hi :) who are you what do you do? Hi/Bonjour/Hallo! I am Daisy Hessenberger, a comedian and communicator who put herself through 4 years of researching evolutionary genetics to then leave academia and work at an entirely different scale - ecosystems! My current career is split between the office and what I do outside the office. For the first, at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, I work on helping nature...
1. Say hi :) who are you what do you do? My name is Tae'lur Alexis, I am a Front-End Engineer born and raised in San Diego, California but now currently based in Seattle, Washington. My role is in charge of making the user experience accessible and effortless. I've been a professional developer for close to 7 months now. Prior to the transition into tech, I was working a variety of retail and fast food jobs. 2. How did you...
1. Say hi :) who are you what do you do? Hello! My name is Mariah, and I run FemSTEM.com! I am the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief! 2. How did you arrive at this career? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? Oh, boy. Freelance writing is really a tough field in general. But I find it’s been a challenge even running my own site.   I’ve been freelancing for years now, and started off working...
Name : Barbara Ojur                Role/Occupation : Master’s student (MPhil Specialising in Space Studies) Country : South Africa (I have dual citizenship, Uganda and South Africa) Barbara Ojur is a Master’s student completing an MPhil specialising in Space Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Ojur is currently building a portable...
1. Say hi :) who are you what do you do? I am an Assistant Laboratory Director within the STEM field of Translational Breast Cancer Research. My overall function is to multi-task between numerous research- and administrative-related needs within the laboratory. Our laboratory’s main objective is to focus on generation new and optimizing current treatment strategies for patients across the or patients across the breast cancer...
1. Say hi :) who are you what do you do? Hello, my name is Kaitlyn Ludlam, a.k.a AstroBot Kaitlyn. I am a Junior in High School and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) advocate and speaker. 2. How did you arrive at this career? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I became an advocate after I was awarded scholarship to space camp for an essay I wrote for a contest. The creator the...
1. Say hi :) who are you what do you do? I’m Jennifer Wadella, a JavaScript developer, international speaker, and the founder of Kansas City Women in Technology, a non-profit working on growing the number of women in technology careers. 2. How did you arrive at this career? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I fell into being a developer by accident - I went to school for graphic design and business...
Name : Colette Jaff Role/Occupation : Energy Engineer / Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Country : Cameroon Colette Jaff is an Energy Engineer at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. As an energy engineer, Jaff is responsible for maintaining all aspects of energy management on telecom Base Transceiver Stations. This broadly involves supervising all regulatory compliance activities during implementation as well as helping to ensure site...
Say hi :) who are you what do you do? Hello! My name’s Clare McDonald and I’m a WordPress web design specialist.  I run my own freelance web design business and I am also the co-founder of GoWithThePro a membership which supports entrepreneurs and freelancers during the launch and early growth phases of their new businesses.  We specialise in digital marketing from social media management to content...
Say hi :) who are you what do you do? Hi! I’m Harshita Arora. I’m a young engineer and entrepreneur. I started programming when I was 13 and since then I’ve done engineering internships at companies like Salesforce and DoNotPay. I’ve created a dozen iOS apps, and one of them (Crypto Price Tracker) was acquired by Redwood City Ventures. I’m now interested in brain-computer interfaces and working on...
Name : Sadhna Mathura Role/Occupation : Lecturer, Researcher and Academic Coordinator, School of Chemistry, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Country : South Africa Sadhna Mathura is a lecturer, researcher and academic coordinator at the School of Chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand. As a lecturer, she teaches chemistry to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. As an academic coordinator, she...
Name: Soji Zimkhitha Role/Occupation: PhD candidate in Agriculture, Animal Science (University of Fort Hare) Country: South Africa Soji Zimkhitha is a PhD candidate in Agriculture, a department under the Animal Science division at the University of Fort Hare. Zimkhitha’s work focuses on Meat Science, in particular Red Meat Classification in South Africa. Her research involves finding ways of improving red meat...