STEM scholarship inspires student to aim for excellence

curtin student lily edwards

Lily Edwards likes nothing more than solving a problem, so seemed destined to study Mechatronic Engineering at Curtin. Mechatronics, a heady mix of electrical, mechanical and software engineering, has spawned intelligent systems such as NASA’s Curiosity Rover, i-Limb’s bionic prosthesis and the immensely popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaner. 

Last year, Lily built her first autonomous robot at Curtin and, at just 20 years of age, she’s bucking the national STEM trend. Females currently make up just 37 per cent of enrolments in university STEM courses and only 15 per cent of STEM-qualified jobs are held by women – numbers the Federal Government is focused on improving with its Advancing Women in STEM Strategy.

In 2023, Lily was awarded the Christine Foster Memorial Scholarship, which supports female students pursuing science and engineering courses at Curtin.

Established by Christine’s former WASM classmates and friends, the scholarship honours Christine’s life, which was cut tragically short while on a working holiday in the UK in June 2000.

Christine grew up in Kalgoorlie and attained a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) at the WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie campus 1993-1996. Following graduation, Christine pursued a career in mining, gaining early experience in Australian and New Zealand underground mines.

She was highly respected by her peers and was a motivated professional, improving standards and challenging barriers for females in her chosen career path.

Lily said it was humbling that Christine’s peers had created this scholarship in her memory and vowed to do her proud.

“Christine sounded like a great woman, and it was very unfortunate what happened to her,’’ she said.

“There was so much more she could have achieved in her life but sadly never got the chance.”

Lily said the Christine Foster Scholarship gave her added financial assistance and encouraged her to aim even higher in her studies.

“Knowing that someone read my profile and said, ‘she deserves the scholarship’ made me feel really good and has helped me challenge myself even more,’’ she said.

Lily said she was inspired to follow a career in STEM after discovering her passion for problem solving while at school.

“One of the reasons why I enjoy STEM subjects so much is that you get to see things work. You can see if something is right or wrong, and if it’s wrong you can review your work and figure it out. There’s always an answer,’’ she said.

“I’m actually the first to study engineering in my family. Both my parents went to university, but my dad studied IT and my mum studied arts and teaching.

“At school in Geraldton I loved maths and science and was lucky because I had excellent teachers who encouraged and challenged me.

“At Curtin I’ve also been fortunate to have had some great lecturers. You can tell that they really care about your learning, they want you to succeed and are willing to provide any help you might need.

Lily said studying a course where just 9.9 per cent of her cohort are female had not been without its challenges but said if you’re interested in studying a STEM course at Curtin, don’t let the numbers stop you.

“I think the main thing to remember is if you want to study STEM and it’s what you want to do with your life, it’s not really about the men to women ratio so don’t let that discourage you,’’ she said.

“I can’t imagine how few women Christine studied with back when she was studying. But I’m sure that it would have been very similar to nowadays though where the women in your class become some of your closest friends.

“Also, it might be a bit of a ‘boys’ industry but 90 per cent of the time those boys will be some of the loveliest people you’ll meet, and you will no doubt find great friends in them as well.”

When Lily graduates, she said she plans to use her mechatronics knowledge in the evolving field of robotics in healthcare.

“I want to apply engineering to medicine, and I’m interested using robotics in the field of prosthetics. I want to help people. I grew up very privileged with a supportive family, great school and fantastic teachers and many people don’t get that. I’d like to give something back.”

Lily is also passionate about continuing to break down gender barriers by empowering other young women to pursue studies and careers in STEM.

“STEM offers so many amazing opportunities to make a difference in the world. I’d love to encourage and mentor more young women to pursue their passion for it,” she says. 

“I’ve been lucky enough to be supported by a scholarship for women in STEM, and I’d like to support women who are aspiring to develop STEM careers in some way too.” 

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Celebrating Curtin’s 2024 Telethon7 Perth Beneficiaries at the 2024 Beneficiary Breakfast this morning! 🎉

Congratulations to our dedicated researchers on securing highly competitive grants from The Channel 7 Telethon Trust, dedicated to improving the lives of WA’s most vulnerable children and families.

These generous grants will help fund three important Curtin research projects led by Professor Kevin Batty, John Curtin Distinguished Professor Zhonghua Sun and Associate Professor Sarah Egan.

We would like to thank the kind generosity of the WA community and Channel 7 Telethon Trust for supporting these impactful projects! 💙

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinResearch #Telethon7 #Telethon2024 #Adolescents #Healthcare #Community #CommunitySupport #ActofKindness #ChildHealthResearch #Research #ChildHealth #WAHealth #WesternAustralia #Children

Celebrating Curtin’s 2024 Telethon7 Perth Beneficiaries at the 2024 Beneficiary Breakfast this morning! 🎉

Congratulations to our dedicated researchers on securing highly competitive grants from The Channel 7 Telethon Trust, dedicated to improving the lives of WA’s most vulnerable children and families.

These generous grants will help fund three important Curtin research projects led by Professor Kevin Batty, John Curtin Distinguished Professor Zhonghua Sun and Associate Professor Sarah Egan.

We would like to thank the kind generosity of the WA community and Channel 7 Telethon Trust for supporting these impactful projects! 💙

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinResearch #Telethon7 #Telethon2024 #Adolescents #Healthcare #Community #CommunitySupport #ActofKindness #ChildHealthResearch #Research #ChildHealth #WAHealth #WesternAustralia #Children
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Are you a Curtin graduate interested in giving back by becoming a mentor? 🎓🧠📚

Curtin’s Industry Mentoring program matches you with a current undergraduate student interested in working in your field. 

Over the five-month program, you will help current students develop professional skills and networks, teaching them about your industry and sharing your experience. You'll also have access to a variety of resources to support your mentoring journey. 

Using our industry mentoring program, you will also be able to connect through direct messaging and access a variety of resources to support your mentoring journey. Successful applicants will also be invited to attend a special IMP Launch event! 🎉

Spots are limited, apply now to share your knowledge, skills, and expertise with our future Curtin graduates. Applications close Sunday, 21 April 2024. 🚀

Discover more and apply via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Mentoring #Opportunities #ProfessionalDevelopment #Leadership #Mentor #Skills #Education #Knowledge #Experience #Perth #Business

Are you a Curtin graduate interested in giving back by becoming a mentor? 🎓🧠📚

Curtin’s Industry Mentoring program matches you with a current undergraduate student interested in working in your field.

Over the five-month program, you will help current students develop professional skills and networks, teaching them about your industry and sharing your experience. You`ll also have access to a variety of resources to support your mentoring journey.

Using our industry mentoring program, you will also be able to connect through direct messaging and access a variety of resources to support your mentoring journey. Successful applicants will also be invited to attend a special IMP Launch event! 🎉

Spots are limited, apply now to share your knowledge, skills, and expertise with our future Curtin graduates. Applications close Sunday, 21 April 2024. 🚀

Discover more and apply via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Mentoring #Opportunities #ProfessionalDevelopment #Leadership #Mentor #Skills #Education #Knowledge #Experience #Perth #Business
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Meet the President of the Curtin Business School Alumni Association, Marquis Pohla. 👋

After graduating from Curtin with a degree in Marketing & Information Systems in 2003 and working for one of Perth’s top marketing firms, he decided to launch his own business, Metrix Consulting. 💡

What began as a lounge room project, soon turned into a Fast 100 cutting-edge market research firm. In recognition of his contributions in nurturing our next generation of marketing and business professionals, Marquis received the Curtin Alumni Achievement Award in 2020.

Marquis shares why he chose to run for CBSAA President below.

𝐐: 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐮𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭?
A: I want to give back and create meaningful opportunities for fellow graduates. The chance to work on building CBSAA from the ground up and the impact I believe it can have on fostering a strong alumni community were key motivators.

𝐐: 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐁𝐒𝐀𝐀?
A: My favourite part of the role is meeting other alumni and witnessing the impact we have on our alumni community.

𝐐: 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐁𝐒𝐀𝐀?
A: My biggest goal is for CBSAA to be able to impact alumni all over the world. Additionally, I want to see a formalised mentorship program with a track record of strong personal and professional outcomes.

Are you a Curtin business graduate? Join the Curtin Business School Alumni Association LinkedIn group via the link in bio to get access to all the latest events and opportunities. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CBSAA #CurtinBusinessSchool #Association #Business #Commerce #Graduates #Community #Mentorship #Events #President #ProfessionalDevelopment #GivingBack

Meet the President of the Curtin Business School Alumni Association, Marquis Pohla. 👋

After graduating from Curtin with a degree in Marketing & Information Systems in 2003 and working for one of Perth’s top marketing firms, he decided to launch his own business, Metrix Consulting. 💡

What began as a lounge room project, soon turned into a Fast 100 cutting-edge market research firm. In recognition of his contributions in nurturing our next generation of marketing and business professionals, Marquis received the Curtin Alumni Achievement Award in 2020.

Marquis shares why he chose to run for CBSAA President below.

𝐐: 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐮𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭?
A: I want to give back and create meaningful opportunities for fellow graduates. The chance to work on building CBSAA from the ground up and the impact I believe it can have on fostering a strong alumni community were key motivators.

𝐐: 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐁𝐒𝐀𝐀?
A: My favourite part of the role is meeting other alumni and witnessing the impact we have on our alumni community.

𝐐: 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐁𝐒𝐀𝐀?
A: My biggest goal is for CBSAA to be able to impact alumni all over the world. Additionally, I want to see a formalised mentorship program with a track record of strong personal and professional outcomes.

Are you a Curtin business graduate? Join the Curtin Business School Alumni Association LinkedIn group via the link in bio to get access to all the latest events and opportunities. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CBSAA #CurtinBusinessSchool #Association #Business #Commerce #Graduates #Community #Mentorship #Events #President #ProfessionalDevelopment #GivingBack
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What a sensational turnout at the 2024 Curtin Carnaby’s University Basketball League (UBL) Alumni and VIP Function last week at Curtin Stadium! 🏀👏

We welcomed Curtin University alumni, family, and friends to an exclusive pre-game event before watching our brilliant Curtin Carnaby’s win back-to-back games at Round 6 of the 2024 UBL Season.

It was fantastic to see so many of you, along with Curtin Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne and the Hon. Hannah Beazley MLA enjoy our very first exclusive pre-game event.

Thank you to  Curtin alumnus Jesse Wagstaff from the Perth Wildcats and Australian Paralympic swimmer and former student Ben Popham for sharing their words of wisdom before the big game.

Jesse and Ben shared some of their favourite pre-game rituals. For Ben, it was calming his nerves by listening to some Taylor Swift and for Jesse, who is also a father of three children, having a nap was essential. 

We can’t wait to bring you more exciting alumni events in the future, stay tuned! 📅

Want to stay updated on future alumni events and opportunities? Update your details via link in bio for more. 👆
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinStadium #UBL #Basketball #PerthWildcats #Olympian #Olympics #Sport #Alumni #Perth #Event

What a sensational turnout at the 2024 Curtin Carnaby’s University Basketball League (UBL) Alumni and VIP Function last week at Curtin Stadium! 🏀👏

We welcomed Curtin University alumni, family, and friends to an exclusive pre-game event before watching our brilliant Curtin Carnaby’s win back-to-back games at Round 6 of the 2024 UBL Season.

It was fantastic to see so many of you, along with Curtin Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne and the Hon. Hannah Beazley MLA enjoy our very first exclusive pre-game event.

Thank you to Curtin alumnus Jesse Wagstaff from the Perth Wildcats and Australian Paralympic swimmer and former student Ben Popham for sharing their words of wisdom before the big game.

Jesse and Ben shared some of their favourite pre-game rituals. For Ben, it was calming his nerves by listening to some Taylor Swift and for Jesse, who is also a father of three children, having a nap was essential.

We can’t wait to bring you more exciting alumni events in the future, stay tuned! 📅

Want to stay updated on future alumni events and opportunities? Update your details via link in bio for more. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinStadium #UBL #Basketball #PerthWildcats #Olympian #Olympics #Sport #Alumni #Perth #Event
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While interning at The West Australian as a journalism student, Amy Salapak realised she wanted to pursue a career in law. ⚖️🎓

During her placement, Amy noticed the many similarities between the two careers – such as research and fact-finding, interviewing, and understanding opposing views.

Now, the award-winning Lawyer is in her final year of completing a Doctor of Business Administration at Curtin and has gone on to establish an in-house legal practice as General Counsel for Australia’s largest country healthcare provider, WA Country Health Service.

That’s not all, in recognition for hard work and dedication she was named the 2023 Australian Government Lawyer of the Year and is a finalist for the 2024 Australian Healthcare Lawyer of the Year. 👏

Amy shares her thoughts on ethical leadership in today’s increasingly complex business world. Read the full article via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Lawyer #LawyeroftheYear #Law #BusinessEthics #Ethics #EthicalLeadership #Leadership #Business #Government #Journalism #FulbrightScholar #Leader #Perth

While interning at The West Australian as a journalism student, Amy Salapak realised she wanted to pursue a career in law. ⚖️🎓

During her placement, Amy noticed the many similarities between the two careers – such as research and fact-finding, interviewing, and understanding opposing views.

Now, the award-winning Lawyer is in her final year of completing a Doctor of Business Administration at Curtin and has gone on to establish an in-house legal practice as General Counsel for Australia’s largest country healthcare provider, WA Country Health Service.

That’s not all, in recognition for hard work and dedication she was named the 2023 Australian Government Lawyer of the Year and is a finalist for the 2024 Australian Healthcare Lawyer of the Year. 👏

Amy shares her thoughts on ethical leadership in today’s increasingly complex business world. Read the full article via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Lawyer #LawyeroftheYear #Law #BusinessEthics #Ethics #EthicalLeadership #Leadership #Business #Government #Journalism #FulbrightScholar #Leader #Perth
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From an early age, Curtin MBA graduate Brad Hill always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. 💡🧠

Whether it was working on old cars at his family’s farm in Albany or taking apart computers with his older brothers – making things better and finding new ways of working fuelled his passion and curiosity.

Now, the serial founder and entrepreneur has three thriving businesses to his name, Limestone Coast Brewing Operations, Venture & Capital and Innovation Nation TV on Channel 9.

His latest project, Innovation Nation harnesses that energy and enthusiasm into helping aspiring WA entrepreneurs ignite their dreams by capturing the attention of investors and consumers.

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Curtin's MBA program, Brad shares his entrepreneurial journey with us.

Discover how Brad went from working at Hungry Jacks to becoming a serial entrepreneur in #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Entrepreneurship #Innovation #InnovationNation #WAEntrepreneurs #SmallBusiness #Business #WesternAustralia #BusinessLeaders #Leaders #Investing #Perth #PerthIsOk #PerthLife

From an early age, Curtin MBA graduate Brad Hill always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. 💡🧠

Whether it was working on old cars at his family’s farm in Albany or taking apart computers with his older brothers – making things better and finding new ways of working fuelled his passion and curiosity.

Now, the serial founder and entrepreneur has three thriving businesses to his name, Limestone Coast Brewing Operations, Venture & Capital and Innovation Nation TV on Channel 9.

His latest project, Innovation Nation harnesses that energy and enthusiasm into helping aspiring WA entrepreneurs ignite their dreams by capturing the attention of investors and consumers.

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Curtin`s MBA program, Brad shares his entrepreneurial journey with us.

Discover how Brad went from working at Hungry Jacks to becoming a serial entrepreneur in #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Entrepreneurship #Innovation #InnovationNation #WAEntrepreneurs #SmallBusiness #Business #WesternAustralia #BusinessLeaders #Leaders #Investing #Perth #PerthIsOk #PerthLife
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Is it possible to make a successful career as a writer or publisher? ✍️📚

Reflecting on her time at Curtin, Centre for Stories Program Coordinator Logan Griffiths is grateful for the skills she gained which have helped shape her into the professional she is today. 

Like many creative industries, the Australian book industry is highly competitive and can be challenging to crack into for aspiring writers, editors, and publishers.

Curtin Professional Writing & Publishing student Rose Hopper sat down with Logan to learn more about what it takes to be successful in this often-challenging industry. 💡

Do you want to connect with other inspiring Curtin graduates leading the way in their careers? Update your details via the link in bio to stay updated on the latest graduate opportunities. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CareersCorner #Writing #Publishing #Writer #ProfessionalWriting #WriterTips #CreativeWriting #HigherEducation #Education #FutureCareers #CareerTips #Interview

Is it possible to make a successful career as a writer or publisher? ✍️📚

Reflecting on her time at Curtin, Centre for Stories Program Coordinator Logan Griffiths is grateful for the skills she gained which have helped shape her into the professional she is today.

Like many creative industries, the Australian book industry is highly competitive and can be challenging to crack into for aspiring writers, editors, and publishers.

Curtin Professional Writing & Publishing student Rose Hopper sat down with Logan to learn more about what it takes to be successful in this often-challenging industry. 💡

Do you want to connect with other inspiring Curtin graduates leading the way in their careers? Update your details via the link in bio to stay updated on the latest graduate opportunities. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CareersCorner #Writing #Publishing #Writer #ProfessionalWriting #WriterTips #CreativeWriting #HigherEducation #Education #FutureCareers #CareerTips #Interview
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Congratulations to Curtin graduate Dr Sandy Chong on being inducted into WA’s Women’s Hall of Fame! 👏🎉

A trailblazer and champion of women’s empowerment, Sandy’s journey to leadership is a testament to resilience and dedication to dismantling barriers for migrant women in Australia.

As the first Asian person to be elected as President of the United Nations Association in WA, Sandy works tirelessly with local communities, civil society groups, and governments to promote peace, social justice, and inclusion.

Beyond advocacy, Sandy is a passionate mentor for countless young women and migrants through organisations like UN Women, Cherie Blair Foundation and Zonta House Refuge, to name a few.

“This award holds profound significance for me, not only as a woman but also as a migrant in this country. Living in Australia for nearly 30 years, I've encountered and witnessed firsthand the challenges that many face - battling hardships, dealing with both societal and cultural stereotypes, and overcoming systemic barriers. 

“The award is not just a personal achievement for me but also a testament to the resilience and strength of all migrant women everywhere,” Sandy says.

We are so proud of you Sandy, and your unwavering commitment to advancing women’s empowerment in Australia and across Asia! 💛🌏

Read Sandy’s powerful story in #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #WAWomensHallofFame #IWD2024 #WomenEmpowerment #DiversityandInclusion #Changemakers #GenderEquality #Community #Inclusion #Leadership #FemaleLeaders

Congratulations to Curtin graduate Dr Sandy Chong on being inducted into WA’s Women’s Hall of Fame! 👏🎉

A trailblazer and champion of women’s empowerment, Sandy’s journey to leadership is a testament to resilience and dedication to dismantling barriers for migrant women in Australia.

As the first Asian person to be elected as President of the United Nations Association in WA, Sandy works tirelessly with local communities, civil society groups, and governments to promote peace, social justice, and inclusion.

Beyond advocacy, Sandy is a passionate mentor for countless young women and migrants through organisations like UN Women, Cherie Blair Foundation and Zonta House Refuge, to name a few.

“This award holds profound significance for me, not only as a woman but also as a migrant in this country. Living in Australia for nearly 30 years, I`ve encountered and witnessed firsthand the challenges that many face - battling hardships, dealing with both societal and cultural stereotypes, and overcoming systemic barriers.

“The award is not just a personal achievement for me but also a testament to the resilience and strength of all migrant women everywhere,” Sandy says.

We are so proud of you Sandy, and your unwavering commitment to advancing women’s empowerment in Australia and across Asia! 💛🌏

Read Sandy’s powerful story in #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #WAWomensHallofFame #IWD2024 #WomenEmpowerment #DiversityandInclusion #Changemakers #GenderEquality #Community #Inclusion #Leadership #FemaleLeaders
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We had a blast at Curtin Open Day on the weekend! 🎉📚

Thank you to all our amazing alumni volunteers who spent their Sunday with us at our Curtin Alumni Human Library stall!

It was great to see the campus buzzing and have so many people visit our stall to chat to the team and write their very own ‘Future Me’ postcards - we hope you enjoy reminiscing and reading them in the years to come! 

These amazing events don’t come together without our alumni volunteers, so a big thank you for taking the time to share your wisdom with our future graduates! 💛

Want to volunteer at future Curtin events and connect with fellow alumni? Express your interest via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinLife #CurtinOpenDay #Thankyou #Alumni #Volunteers #Opportunity #Event #PopUp #Volunteering #Community

We had a blast at Curtin Open Day on the weekend! 🎉📚

Thank you to all our amazing alumni volunteers who spent their Sunday with us at our Curtin Alumni Human Library stall!

It was great to see the campus buzzing and have so many people visit our stall to chat to the team and write their very own ‘Future Me’ postcards - we hope you enjoy reminiscing and reading them in the years to come!

These amazing events don’t come together without our alumni volunteers, so a big thank you for taking the time to share your wisdom with our future graduates! 💛

Want to volunteer at future Curtin events and connect with fellow alumni? Express your interest via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinLife #CurtinOpenDay #Thankyou #Alumni #Volunteers #Opportunity #Event #PopUp #Volunteering #Community
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What motivates Curtin graduate Tara Jeisman to start her day at 4AM? ⏰🤯

As the Founder of @_seagals_ , Tara is passionate about waking up at the crack of dawn to create a safe space for women to swim in the ocean and feel comfortable in their own skin. 🌊🏊

What began as an opportunity to seize the day and feed her soul soon became a body-positive movement, with over 125 girls of all ages around the world now following Tara into the surf each week.

That’s not all, Tara is now incorporating her Curtin Psychology Honours degree into her swims by adding self-reflection and mindful moments. As the movement continues to grow, Tara hopes to continue to create a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community and women of all shapes and sizes. 💙 

Dive into Tara’s day above. 👆 

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #DayintheLife #Alumni #SeaGals #Movement #BodyPositivity #Women #Swimming #Beach #BodyImage #Community #MentalHealth #PerthisOk #PerthLife #PerthToDo #Scarborough

What motivates Curtin graduate Tara Jeisman to start her day at 4AM? ⏰🤯

As the Founder of @_seagals_ , Tara is passionate about waking up at the crack of dawn to create a safe space for women to swim in the ocean and feel comfortable in their own skin. 🌊🏊

What began as an opportunity to seize the day and feed her soul soon became a body-positive movement, with over 125 girls of all ages around the world now following Tara into the surf each week.

That’s not all, Tara is now incorporating her Curtin Psychology Honours degree into her swims by adding self-reflection and mindful moments. As the movement continues to grow, Tara hopes to continue to create a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community and women of all shapes and sizes. 💙

Dive into Tara’s day above. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #DayintheLife #Alumni #SeaGals #Movement #BodyPositivity #Women #Swimming #Beach #BodyImage #Community #MentalHealth #PerthisOk #PerthLife #PerthToDo #Scarborough
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From the age of 17, Curtin Finance and Marketing graduate Ligwina Hananto took an interest in finance, helping her grandmother manage household bills. 💼📈

Fast forward to 2024, she is the Founder and CEO of her own independent financial planning and consulting company, QM Financial which assists corporations, small businesses, and individuals with all their financial needs.

Outside of work you’ll find the mum of three making people laugh as a popular stand-up comedian in her home country of Indonesia. 

From balancing cheque books at day to creating belly laughs at night, Ligwina shares how she has been able to make a living doing what she loves.

Read the full story via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinCommons  #IWD2024 #InvestinWomen #InspireInclusion #FemaleLeader #Future #Careers #Connection #Business #Leadership #Finance #Comedian #Indonesia #Global #Alumni

From the age of 17, Curtin Finance and Marketing graduate Ligwina Hananto took an interest in finance, helping her grandmother manage household bills. 💼📈

Fast forward to 2024, she is the Founder and CEO of her own independent financial planning and consulting company, QM Financial which assists corporations, small businesses, and individuals with all their financial needs.

Outside of work you’ll find the mum of three making people laugh as a popular stand-up comedian in her home country of Indonesia.

From balancing cheque books at day to creating belly laughs at night, Ligwina shares how she has been able to make a living doing what she loves.

Read the full story via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinCommons #IWD2024 #InvestinWomen #InspireInclusion #FemaleLeader #Future #Careers #Connection #Business #Leadership #Finance #Comedian #Indonesia #Global #Alumni
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