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Jirana Boontanjai

Jirana Boontanjai

Co-Chief Executive Officer

I am a science communicator, microbiologist, zoologist, event enthusiast and crafter! I have been with Pint of Science for the last 5 years and have played roles both within the local and national teams improving and encouraging the team.

Tom Carruthers

Tom Carruthers

Co-Chief Executive Officer

I've a background in science, communications and strategic leadership. I believe in the value of diverse collaboration and fight passionately for progress toward a more equitable community and STEM sector. I joined Pint of Science Australia to build a stronger, sustainable and impacting festival.

Camille Thomson

Camille Thomson

Treasurer
Jin-oh Choi

Jin-oh Choi

Director of ICT

Former President of the Launceston Skeptics, Former Vice-chair of the March for Science Australia and Lead Event Organiser for the March for Science Hobart & Launceston., and a science advocate who seeks to promote critical thinking and an understanding of the scientific method.

Amy Chen

Amy Chen

Director of Communications

I am a communicator, scientist, indoor plant enthusiast and amateur dog-spotter. I believe that science is for everyone and that everyone is a scientist, even if they don't know it yet. I'm excited to join Pint of Science and help bring the amazing Australian research and scientists to the fore.

Fiona Evans

Fiona Evans

Director of Doing Better

Fiona is an innovative, adaptive scientist specialising in collaborative relationships and growing lasting change for people, communities, and organisations. Through leadership and education, she positively contributes to growing a brighter, greener, more sustainable future, for all.

Chanel Egan

Chanel Egan

Chief of Staff

I love technology, organising things and making killer to-do lists! At my day job, I lead a team of IT consultants, but by night I get to contribute to the world's best science festival. I prefer a wine over a pint, but I hope no one holds that against me.

Cassandra Dejrangsi

Cassandra Dejrangsi

Logistics & Merchandise Manager

Working in the clinical trials space, I still get excited about new ideas and the way in which science shapes our lives. It's going to be a fun festival and I can't wait to hear all about what people are working on and passionate about!

Chiara Bortolasci

Chiara Bortolasci

Executive Support Officer

I'm a pharmacist/stem cell researcher, dog lover and craft beer enthusiast. I love sharing our scientific world with the community. I have previous experience in the local team, looking forward now to contribute to the national team and learn a bit about what's happening around us.

Josie Small

Josie Small

Digital Marketing Specialist

Hey, I'm Josie and I am working with Pint of Science's Comms team! I am looking forward to working this type of media landscape as it is something I have never done before, and am keen to learn some new skills along this journey.

Amrutha Ramesh

Amrutha Ramesh

ICT Specialist

I am a Computer Engineering and Information Systems graduate, excited to be able to combine my love for science with my interest in exploring different career paths. Looking forward to participating in the organisation of Pint of Science activities and learning a lot!

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!

Elissa Michell

Elissa Michell

Digital Content Specialist

I have a background in neuroscience and languages, as well as music, performance, and events, and I have recently been able to combine these passions in the world of science communication! I hope to bring people together to learn, share and marvel at all the amazing things we find through science.

Judie Chung

Judie Chung

Digital Marketing Specialist

With a marketing background, I’m excited to be a part of the comms team and help spread the word of Pint of Science! I am looking forward to using my skills to connect with people as well as gaining new experiences.

Bella Bower

Bella Bower

Executive Support Officer

I’m a PhD candidate at Deakin University exploring the intersection between the disciplines of architecture and neuroscience. I enjoy learning from different fields, helping form new collaborations and sharing in the excitement for communicating and celebrating the importance of research.

Jia-Xin Tay

Jia-Xin Tay

ICT Specialist

PhD candidate at the Centre for Transformative Work Design, Curtin University. Full-time researcher, part-time programmer.

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.

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.

Kathy Mason

Kathy Mason

Graphic Designer

I'm a Graphic Designer and work as a Project Officer supporting teams that monitor the change in our environment at TERN. Good design leads to good communication and so with that I am looking forward to playing with the quirky designs of Pint of Science.

Timothy Gibbons

Timothy Gibbons

Executive Support officer

I am a zoologist, musician, public health teacher and avid science communicator! I run my own science outreach team in Tasmania, I play saxophone in a jazz band and I enjoy running education workshops and science festivals for people whenever I can!

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!

Melissa Katon

Melissa Katon

Graphic Designer

I'm Melissa and I'm a passionate marine scientist, science communicator and artist! In my downtime, I illustrate science comics on my instagram. I hope to help Pint of Science bring science alive with my passion for digital art.

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.

Karoline Godoy

Karoline Godoy

Digital Content Specialist

Hi I'm Karoline, I'm a marketer, and part-time psychological science student. I'm excited to join the comms team, and love all things social media. I look forward to making a contribution to POS, and developing my skills along the way. I am a proud cat parent, love books, and learning new things. "

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.

Kiara Hendawitharana

Kiara Hendawitharana

Digital Marketing Specialist

I'm Kiara and I am undertaking a Bachelor of International Business with a marketing background. I’m very excited to join the Social Media team and contribute my marketing skills and to learn new and valuable skills along the way. I love all things technology, music and design!