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Al Ramadan

Al Ramadan

"The reality is that the great developments in society come through this thing called science and we live in an era where things are happening so much faster and new things become possible in days that used to take years and decades. If you have a scientific brain you also have a responsibility to learn how to communicate. Al Ramadan, co-founder and partner of technology advisory firm Play Bigger"

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Alan Oppenheim

Alan Oppenheim

"“Details matter – my time at Monash Science taught me how much thorough planning in a complex project helps improve the chances of that project’s success.” – Alan Oppenheim, Managing Director, Ego Pharmaceuticals"

Bachelor of Science (Honours)
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Andrew Chiu

Andrew Chiu

"Mathematics is the foundation of science,” says Andrew, “a method to measure and describe observations across all the other fields. Studying science has encouraged me to develop my critical thinking and problem solving techniques. These skills are highly transferable to many industries. For myself, it allows me to break down business problems to its root causes and uncover areas of improvement.”"

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Barry Traill

Barry Traill

"“I loved doing scientific research,” he says, “but I think I’ve added value for conservation by doing advocacy rather than pure research.” – Barry Traill, Director, Outback to Oceans Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts"

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Christiana Acacia Lees

Christiana Acacia Lees

""I am now teaching high school maths in Humpty Doo, NT through the Teach for Australia leadership program. Whilst my maths major is obviously coming in handy for teaching maths, I also co-ran the school's first design thinking and social entrepreneurship workshop. Christiana Acacia Lees, Maths teacher, Humpty Doo, NT, under the Teach for Australia Leadership Program"

Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
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Daniel Bacon

Daniel Bacon

"“An MBA with a science degree will put you in a strong position.” – Daniel Bacon, Head Commercial Excellence, Amgen Australia"

Bachelor of Science
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Danushi Peiris

Danushi Peiris

""The experience in entrepreneurship, science and research I gained through Global Challenges has been invaluable to my day-to-day work with CSIRO Futures. Six months out of university, I can already see value in having skills in both business and science and hope to continue developing my career at this nexus."  Danushi Peiris, University of Cambridge, MPhil in Technology Policy Candidate"

Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
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Despina Anastasiou

Despina Anastasiou

"“I knew when I finished my PhD in chemistry at Monash, I wasn’t destined to wear a lab coat forever.” – Despina Anastasiou, Regional Leader, Dow Central Europe and President Dow Hellas A.E."

Bachelor of Science
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Elise Klein

Elise Klein

"“I was interested in trying to figure out the human behaviour behind environmental destruction.” – Dr Elise Klein, writer, social scientist, activist and social entrepreneur"

Bachelor of Science (Honours)
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Eve Ash

Eve Ash

"“Once you’ve got a science background or degree, if you’re interested in doing things, you can actually generate projects – make suggestions and run with them. You can say ‘Why aren’t we doing research on this? Or ‘How about if we did that’? – Eve Ash, award-winning filmmaker, owner of Seven Dimensions Films"

Bachelor of Science (Honours)
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Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips

""I always enjoyed talking to people about my research and explaining scientific stuff – it's about having people understand the thrill of it," he says. "And getting to delve into all these areas of science." – Graham Phillips, producer, Catalyst"

Bachelor of Science
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Greg Ayers

Greg Ayers

"Atmospheric scientist Greg Ayers (BSc(Hons) 1972, PhD 1976) is the former director of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Prior to joining the BoM in 2009 Dr Ayers had an impressive career in fundamental and applied research."

Bachelor of Science
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