Board Member and STEM leader, communicator and advocate, Ocean lover
Australian, living in Sydney, Australia
Jas is a marine science and communications graduate who loves working at the intersection of STEM, communication, governance and policy development to solve problems.
Jas worked in Australian higher education for over two decades in senior leadership roles, overseeing science education and research operations, student recruitment and STEM communication programs at the University of Sydney.
As the General Manager of Global and National Science Relationships at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Jas developed the Bureau’s strategic partnerships framework, including working with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC).
Jas is currently Chair of the Sydney Institute for Marine Science Foundation and the NSW Inspiring Australia Initiative, and Executive Board Secretary for Science and Technology Australia. She is also collaborating with stakeholders to coordinate Australia’s efforts for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021 – 2030.