i.e. a little more about me :)

I completed my undergraduate studies from 2012 to 2017 at the University of Queensland, Australia, graduating with First Class Honours and a University Medal from a Bachelor of Engineering (Software) and Bachelor of Science (Mathematics). As part of my degree, I completed a highly commended honours thesis in formal methods and studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh. Between 2017 - 2019, I was a Software Engineer for Boeing Australia working on advanced prototyping projects. While my time at Boeing was an invaluable experience in software engineering, I found myself missing the opportunities to explore more theoretical concepts as well as my teaching work.

This led me to commence my PhD at Cambridge in 2019 after being awarded a prestigious Cambridge Australia Scholarship. At Cambridge, I was privileged to be supervised by Prof. Lawrence C. Paulson, and a member of the ALEXANDRIA project group team investigating large scale formal proof for the working mathematician. I submitted my thesis in September 2023, and passed my viva in January 2024 (currently awaiting final approval of the degree). As a passionate educator, while at Cambridge, I also aimed to develop my teaching skillsets, eventually becoming an Associate Fellow with AdvanceHE, and being awarded the Silvia Breu teaching prize in Computer Science at Queens College.

Beyond my research work, I have been involved in a leadership capacity for many organisations and initiatives. In Cambridge, I was President of the Darwin College Student’s Association in 22/23, after a previous term as Sports and Societies Officer. In this role, I represented Darwin’s 800 postgraduate students on the college council and wider Cambridge student association, was a member of a university committee on postgraduate mental health, and supported a 22-person student team to organise a variety of social, well-being, and networking events and initiatives around college. I additionally was involved in the University’s outreach programs as a Session Leader, giving lectures on various topics in mathematics and computer science to senior school students, and was the Mentoring and Outreach Officer for Women@CL for two years.

Prior to Cambridge, one of my most significant roles was as the APAC Regional Executive Officer for Robogals from 2015 to 2018, an international not-for-profit inspiring girls to pursue careers in STEM fields. I initially joined Robogals as a volunteer (and later President) for the local Brisbane chapter in 2012, motivated by a desire to help other girls like me discover the possibilities engineering careers present. As an undergraduate, I was involved in several other ambassador and mentoring programs. In 2017, I was honoured to be selected for the Qld Women in Technology Young Achiever Award and GradConnection Top100 Future Leader Australia Software Engineering Prize in recognition of these efforts.

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, cycling, writing, and music. I have a diploma on the violin, and am a member of the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra.