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Women in STEM Morning Tea

On Wednesday we celebrated our annual Women in STEM Morning Tea, where guests were treated to a high-tea and the opportunity to network and hear from inspirational speakers. Those speakers were six past pupils who returned to the College to share their journeys and tips on studying and working in STEM industries to a group of current students who were invited due to their passions around STEM. The morning commenced with informative presentations from past pupils in the workforce or the final year of their degree. Tamara Ballerini (2014), a Diagnostic Radiographer at Peninsula Health spoke about her educational journey not being linear. She did not initially graduate from Kilbreda with a distinction, however she worked hard and undertook a varied pathway to get to where she is today. We also heard from Yasna Naicker (2015), a site Engineer at Metropolitan Roads Program Alliance and Enrica Lepatan (2020), who is in the final year of her Forensic Science degree. After enjoying delicious food and ice-breakers, the morning ended with a panel of more recent graduates from the Class of 2022. Lakmi Dabare (Bachelor of Engineering – Honours), Georgina Heath (Bachelor of Cybersecurity) and Phoenix Hoppe (Ad Dip of Aeronautical Engineering) shared advice on their transition from secondary school and life as new university students. We thank the Learning Leaders of Science and Digital Technologies, Sarah Chuck and Adrienne Donoghue, for providing this wonderful engagement opportunity for our STEM leaders of the future.