PhD Candidate, The University of Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
Jessica is a PhD student in chemistry and nanotechnology at the University of Western Australia. Growing up in rural Western Australia, Jessica learnt first-hand how outreach programs for science education are crucial for building a culture of science, and has passionately pursued her PhD and outreach programs to share her enthusiasm and knowledge of science. Jessica is researching the design and evaluation of new materials for delivery of gene therapies, for treatment of diseases such as cancer. Jessica is committed to a range of voluntary science engagement activities, promoting science to local and rural school students through SciTech, Education Lab and Ignite Mentoring, and as an Australian Nanotechnology Network Young Nanotechnology Ambassador.