Meet the UniSC students who are inspiring STEM aspirations across the UniSC regions.

Our presenters are all current students and graduates from UniSC, who are passionate about sharing their STEM skills with students, teachers and parents/carers in the community.

MindSET-do provides employment and networking opportunities with schools, business and industry across our campus regions, and in rural and remote locations. This opportunity helps to develop their confidence to talk about STEM, helping to bring about systemic change in STEM career uptake.

Diana Chirizzi

Diana went to school in the South Burnett region and is currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at UniSC. Diana inspires her students and supports their STEM learning whilst also improving her own skills. She loves seeing the passion for STEM that students have, including those students who didn’t even realise they had the passion to begin with.

Lana Jeffs

Lana went to school in the Moreton Bay region, and is our Regional Coordinator for Moreton Bay. She is currently studying a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at UniSC and is an experienced presenter who has teaching experience in both primary and secondary school settings. Lana loves seeing students develop knowledge and skills and being a part of their learning journey. 

Asha Otuana

Asha went to school on the Sunshine Coast and is currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at UniSC. Asha is one of our lead primary presenters on the Sunshine Coast, he loves seeing how much students enjoy the lessons and that light bulb moment go off when they persevere through challenges and create something amazing.

Emma Hilsley

Emma went to school in Kingaroy, Queensland and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at UniSC. She is one of our Secondary presenters on the Sunshine Coast, teaching students about the brain’s structure and function. Emma enjoys talking to students about life after school, and career pathways.

Sam Whale

Sam went to school in Brisbane, he is an experienced Game Developer, very tech savvy and is one of our lead Primary trained presenters in Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast regions. Sam has gained incredible confidence delivering lessons in a wide range of schools across multiple regions and year levels, he loves STEM and encouraging students who love STEM to pursue their passions.

Kimberley Purcell

Kimberley went to school on the Sunshine Coast, and is currently studying a Master of Teaching (Primary) at UniSC. She is a student-focused teacher and one of our lead Primary trained presenters. Kimberley loves seeing the confidence and satisfaction that the experience of MIE lessons can provide students and the value of hands-on learning, which translates into highly relevant skills for students’ futures in STEM.

Olivia Herrmann

Olivia went to school on the Sunshine Coast, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours) at UniSC. She loves to share her passion for planning with students and inspire them to study at UniSC.

Jo Morgan

Jo went to school in New South Wales, and has recently completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) Honours at UniSC. She loves sharing her love of science and interacting with high school students, broadening their knowledge and learning from them too.

Grace Smith

Grace went to school on the Sunshine Coast and is currently studying the Bachelor of Science (Honours) at UniSC. She is one of our Secondary presenters on the Sunshine Coast and loves learning, getting to meet students to talk all about science and would like to work in education one day.

Amy Henderson

Amy went to school on Bribie Island and is currently studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education/ Bachelor of Arts at UniSC. Amy has experience teaching both primary and secondary students and enjoys being a part of a community that is passionate about teaching young people the skills and knowledge they may need in the future.

Jade Kirk

Jade went to school in Brisbane and is currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at the UniSC Fraser Coast campus. Jade has a passion for all things STEM, and enjoys bringing a different approach to learning into classrooms and delivering lessons that are fun and hands on.

Tammy Doherty

Tammy went to school on the Sunshine Coast and is currently studying a Bachelor of Education Early Childhood at UniSC. Tammy is passionate about STEM and wants to become an amazing Early Childhood Teacher that inspires a life long passion for learning.