Growing the number of women in STEM is a focus in Australia and around the globe. Only 20% of students that complete tertiary STEM education in Australia are female, which results in them being underrepresented in the STEM industry. While bridging the gap is an ongoing priority, it is important to showcase the talented women of STEM today, to inspire the Marie Curie’s and Rosalind Franklin’s of tomorrow.
We spoke with Data Science and Bioinformatics Trainer, Paula Andrea, to hear about her experiences, and the opportunities and challenges she faced while studying and teaching STEM.
We hope this guest post provides you with insights and inspiration, or simply gives you the chance to relate Paula’s experience with your own.