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Larissa Fedunik

Larissa Fedunik

Communications

I'm a science writer and content producer with a background in engineering and renewable energy. I'm a long-time Pint fan, first-time volunteer and I'm very excited to join the video team!

Yunan Ye

Yunan Ye

Executive Support Officer

I'm a PhD student at the University of Queensland studying mysteries in embryo development. I love learning new things and trying new climbs at my bouldering gym all the time. I love making science fun and accessible to everyone!

Yassine Souilmi

Yassine Souilmi

Diversity and Equity Specialist

Yassine Souilmi is an evolutionary genomicist at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide. He specialises in utilising large-scale genomic analyses to address evolutionary and medical questions using modern and ancient DNA.

Jessica Huang

Jessica Huang

Communications

I am a PhD student studying the 'eating' mechanisms of cells, a cat person and a video game enthusiast. I'm always excited to learn about the research going on in other areas of science, and keen to help bring these ideas to the public.

Kerry Chin

Kerry Chin

ICT Officer

I’m a tourist attraction. On top of working full-time as an electrical engineer and running various Meetup groups, I am glad to have the opportunity to volunteer for Pint of Science because in principle I believe in the importance of promoting science.

Alison Tealby

Alison Tealby

Communications

I have a background in publishing, editing and writing. I love science, education and learning new things, and I’m excited to work with the Pint of Science Comms team!

Abbi Scott

Abbi Scott

Executive Support Officer

I'm a marine biologist researching seagrass meadows on the Great Barrier Reef and their importance as a food source. I love chatting about science in the pub, in schools or on the radio and I've been running Cairns Pint of Science festival since 2018.

Katie Wykes

Katie Wykes

Media Specialist

I am a PhD candidate, lover of science, communications, pets, indoor plants and the occasional pint of beer! Looking forward to improving my media skills and making this year’s festival the best it can be.

Andrew Bullen

Andrew Bullen

Media Specialist

I am a science editor and publisher and in my spare time I enjoy soccer, cycle epics and fundraising for a cure for type-1 diabetes. I joined Pint of Science Australia to share some great science stories and experiences, and learn a bit, too!

Justin McArthur

Justin McArthur

Communications

Based in Adelaide, I am a freelance writer and podcaster with a love for interesting, intersectional and interdisciplinary science stories. (Pictured right.)

Marie Lee

Marie Lee

Finance Specialist

I am a biomedical science graduate, regulatory T cell enthusiast and ocarinist! With my passion for science, I am always keen to learn more and as part of Pint of Science, I look forward to gaining new skills.

Pacharina Perez

Pacharina Perez

Communications

I'm an analytical chemist who loves all things STEM. I'm passionate about making science more engaging (with comedy!) and interesting for everyone. I'm currently developing my science communication and creative skills and I'm excited to put them to use for the Pint of Science team.

Sher Maine Tan

Sher Maine Tan

Operations

I am a Molecular Biologist who loves reading a book outside when its sunny and hitting the gym after work. Always on the look out for someone to share random scientific facts with and happy to learn more about the amazing research done in STEMM

Maleesha Ubhayarathna

Maleesha Ubhayarathna

Operations

My reckless curiosity for the unknown as led me to become a scientist. I would love to be a part of a team that brings science to the forefront in a fun and approachable way!

Chalystha Lee

Chalystha Lee

Communications

I am a PhD candidate studying how the gut interacts with the brain (and vice versa!) and how that axis is altered in neurodevelopmental disorders. I am passionate about bring science to the public because "science is not finished until it is communicated"!

Sumedha Seth

Sumedha Seth

Operations

I fell in love with science at a very young age and it feels amazing to share this love with so many people. I enjoy manipulating genes, producing and purifying vaccines and therapeutics, fascinated by genetic engineering completely! Always thrilled to talk Science and Research.

Chris Colley

Chris Colley

Developer

Lifetime learner who believes in good science communication, making it accessible to all.

Stephi Bernard

Stephi Bernard

Communications

I am a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, looking for some of the first galaxies that formed in the Universe. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, we can look for these incredibly faint galaxies, and start to look at some of the properties of stars and galaxies in the early Universe.

Natasha Richard

Natasha Richard

Communications

Freshly graduated in graphic design and originally from France, I'm sociable and out-going, always keen for a good chat and a a little pint (not only of Science). I have a finance background but always been interested in everything linked far or less to science.

Stephanie Richter-Stretton

Stephanie Richter-Stretton

Doing Better

I am an honours student and Palaeontologist-in-training with the University of New England. My research focusses on micro-fossils from the Cambrian Period. I have a great passion for all science, and look forward to sharing that through Pint of Science!

Sarah McInnes

Sarah McInnes

Operations

I'm studying fire ecology, looking at how plant seeds respond to fire - particularly under climate change. I love science, and am passionate about making it more accessible for everyone.

Jane Sinclair

Jane Sinclair

Operations

I’m a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland focusing on the long-term effects of viruses like SARS-CoV-2 on the heart. I am curious and love to learn about other areas of science too, and am excited to be a part of a team that can spread this enthusiasm for research!

Christine Jordan

Christine Jordan

Communications

I'm a post-doctoral researcher, foodie and outdoors enthusiast, with a passion for communicating science to the public. I'm at home in the pub having a chat over a cold pint. I'm looking forward to combining my passions to help out POS bring people, science and a cheeky pint together.

Siobhan Peters

Siobhan Peters

Operations

I’m currently doing my PhD in environmental chemistry but have a love for all areas of science. I’m always looking for new ways to learn more about… well, anything really! And bonus points if that learning can happen over a pint or two.

Joel Porgand

Joel Porgand

ICT Officer

I'm a System Engineer who detoured into IT after studying Microbiology at uni. I have a general fascination with all things science - the more esoteric the better! Looking forward to helping make things run smoothly.