Early Careers in Science Webinar – Hosted by Exopharm
18 February 2021
Choosing a career path can be daunting, and we understand this. Aimed at high school students, this free webinar provided some insight into a career in science and featured speakers from Exopharm who are passionate about helping students embrace this field.
This 45-minute webinar is aimed to:
- Encourage students to pursue careers in science/ STEM
- Break down some barriers and stereotypes
- Share some real experiences, advice and resources
Some topics that were discussed:
- What kind of pathways are available to get into STEM?
- Talk us through a ‘typical’ day at work
- What are some of the best things about working in STEM?
- What were some of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome them?
- What advice would you give to students that are still in school or are looking to start their career?
Azita Nan Tie, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Azita grew up in Melbourne and graduated from Monash University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Commerce, with a major in Marketing. Azita has a passion for health and science and is particularly interested in the biotechnology landscape. She worked as a dance teacher and in marketing roles before landing a job at Exopharm. She understands the importance of bridging the gap in science communication and wants to make science more accessible to a range of audiences. She is enjoying being part of the Business Development team and utilising her skills from her double degree.
Chantelle Blyth, Research Scientist – Process Development
Chantelle is currently working at Exopharm as a part of the Upstream Development team. Here, she is involved in optimising and developing processes to increase exosome production. Originally from rural Victoria, Chantelle’s path to this current role took some turns along the way. After graduating from year 12 she completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Victoria University. She then worked in the retail sector for 2 years before getting back to her passion and completing her Master’s of Biomedical Science at Monash. It was during her Masters she had the opportunity to intern at Exopham and the rest is history. Chantelle loves the challenges that come with working at the bench and believes that it takes more than the people with book-smarts to get problems solved.
Dr. Ranja Salvamoser, Research Scientist – Innovation