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1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi there! I am Dr Fiona Malone and I am a biomedical engineer 😊 A biomedical engineer is someone who uses maths, science and engineering to help solve medical problems, advance medical treatments and improve human health. I am currently a lecturer in the mechanical and industrial engineering department at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in the West of Ireland and I specialize in...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi, I’m Jessie. I’m a software engineer. I worked at Google for over five years (on Google Drive, Google Search, and Google Maps) but I recently moved to Hudson River Trading, a high frequency trading firm. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I’ve loved math since I was a...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi, I’m Katelyn and I’m a 2nd year PhD research student in Biomedical Engineering at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (located in Dublin), although I am originally from Canada. I carry out research in the field of orthopaedic biomaterials, and how those biomaterials interact with the human body and can enhance the bone healing process. 2. How did you arrive...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Dr. Brooke Odle. I am a biomedical engineer by training. I am currently a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Engineering at Hope College. In this role, I teach and mentor undergraduate students. My current research project explores the use of neural stimulation to help people with paralysis in their legs transfer across surfaces of different heights. A transfer is moving...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! I’m Claire Meaders, and I’m a postdoctoral associate at Cornell. I used to study plants – specifically the columbine flower, but during my Ph.D. I got really interested in studying how we teach and create inclusive classrooms in STEM. My research now focuses on the transition for students from high school to college in their introductory STEM courses. 2....
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Sam, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. I am working on developing a test that can identify which pregnancies are at risk of delivering prematurely. To do this, I measure modification made to DNA called DNA methylation and use machine learning (mathematical models) to identify patterns in the DNA methylation that are associated...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! My name is Dyna Cockus Rose, and I’m a drag queen! I live and perform in the SF Bay Area where I love to combine my “nerdy” passions for science and nature with something over-the-top, silly, glamorous, sexy and humorous! By day, I’m usually out of drag, where I go by my legal name, Dylan McClung, and work as a Microbiology PhD student at UC Berkeley. 2....
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Dr Madeline Mitchell and I’m a plant scientist at CSIRO in Canberra, Australia. I use biotechnology and synthetic biology to make new crops to benefit consumers, farmers and the environment. My current research focuses on engineering cotton fibres with new and unique properties so we can have biodegradable, renewable alternatives to polluting, plastic-based...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do?   Hello! My name’s Kaitlin and I’m an observational astrophysicist. That means I am the kind of astrophysicist who gets to use the big telescopes around the world. I used to study ancient stars--there is a lot they can tell us about what the Universe was like when it was so new that even galaxies hadn’t formed yet. Now instead of studying the...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Temisan Iwere. I am a Computer Science graduate from the University of Toronto. I currently work as a Software Engineer at a digital consultancy - Publicis Sapient 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I always wanted to be in tech even when I didn’t know what it was called....
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Kimberly Lane Clark. I support teachers, staff, and students in a K-12 school district of 7500 students. I provide support in blended learning strategies, Google tools, oversee the district’s credit recovery online program, On Ramp Dual Credit 1:1 program, Early College STEM High school 1:1, and oversee the district’s Google Education Suite. I also oversee the...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Katharine Beaumont. I am a software developer turned Machine Learning / AI expert. At the moment I’m on extended maternity leave so I’m freelancing part time. I’m actually working on an interesting side project which is how to make a global tech conference carbon neutral, short of blindly offsetting carbon. I am the program lead for the Devoxx UK...