Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM MAICD

Director, STEM Careers Strategy

Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is a scientist, executive, board director and chair. She is Director, STEM Careers Strategy with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and co-founder & co-chair of Women in STEMM Australia. Dr Evans-Galea has led international research programs in cell and gene therapy for genetic disease at world-leading organisations in the United States and Australia, and has received numerous awards for her research and leadership. A renowned advocate for STEMM research, education, inclusion and innovation, Dr Evans-Galea has served with advisory groups in State and Federal government, and communicates on a range of STEMM-related topics via social and mainstream media. An independent consultant, speaker, author, editor and peer reviewer, Dr Evans-Galea is actively engaged across all professional sectors in the broader STEMM ecosystem and is a Member of the Order of Australia. Twitter @MVEG001 @_IMNIS

Scott Cummins GAICD

IMNIS Program Manager – Engage

Scott Cummins is the IMNIS Program Manager – Engage with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, based in Canberra. Previously, Scott was Board and Governance Partner with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, working to enhance the performance of boards and organisations through tailored in-house education and governance evaluations. Scott’s career has covered both the public and private sectors, not-for-profits and charities, and he has a keen interest in renewable energy technology development and commercialisation, developed through his previous role within the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s, Emerging Renewables Program. Scott holds a Bachelor of Security Analysis (Asia-Pacific) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Scott manages the IMNIS Engage program focussed on industry mentoring, professional development and networking. Twitter @scott_cummins

Laura Navarro

IMNIS Program Manager – Ignite

Laura Navarro is the IMNIS Program Manager – Ignite with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, based in Canberra. Laura is an experienced program manager, and she is passionate about supporting the next generation of STEM leaders and securing the future of the sector. She has led programs and activities for early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) in STEM, and has extensive experience in strategic planning, policy, project management, diplomacy, advocacy, and data analysis both in Australia and overseas. Laura has a bachelor’s in International Relations from the University of Guadalajara, and a Master of International and Development Economics from the Australian National University. She is an Australia Endeavour Award alumnus and fluent in Spanish. Laura manages the IMNIS Ignite postgraduate internships program. Twitter @navlala

Sarah Crowe (IMNIS Program Coordinator)

Sarah Crowe is the IMNIS Program Coordinator with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. She has over ten years experience in a range of team management environments working with diverse stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes in desired timeframes. She has demonstrated leadership in capacity building, including autonomous decision-making and co-ordination of skills exchange for early career professionals, as well as executive administration skills in highly sensitive environments in both corporate and non-profit settings. Sarah supports the IMNIS programs and events, and coordinates the IMNIS Catalyst Ambassador program. Twitter @SCrowe_42

Sarah Hayward (Research & Projects Coordinator)

Sarah Hayward is Research & Projects Coordinator with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. With strong communication and administrative skills, Sarah has significant experience in the service and sales industry, and has also worked as a clinical assistant and receptionist in an orthodontic centre. She has the ability to problem-solve and adapt in high pressure situations, is highly collaborative, and demonstrates project management, independence and initiative. Sarah is completing a double degree in environmental science and engineering at RMIT University, and understands the challenges and rewards related to STEM careers. Sarah coordinates a number of projects, research and activities within the team, including survey development, data analytics and advocacy.