PhD candidate at Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute. I have a passion towards science and engineering which lead to the birth of Science Box. The Science Box program was developed to bring back the magic of science to young kids by teaching them first principle science concepts by using only household items.
Head of operations, director
One of the main facilitators of ScienceBox, I studied business and science at Waikato University. I am passionate about the food industry and work as a business development manager for a technology company. I have traveled around the world working with farmers, consultants and industry to help improve global agriculture. Being part of Science Box has been a highlight for me this year!
Recently completed a Bachelor of Design degree majoring in interface design. After having met Shalini (founder) through the Waikato chapter for the Golden Key International Honour Society, I opted to come on board the Science Box team hoping to use my skills in design to help promote Science Box to the world.
Currently in my final year of a Master of Science (Research) in Molecular & Cellular Biology, where I am studying the use of a novel antioxidant enzyme to improve the efficiency of animal reproductive technologies. Discovering new knowledge that cannot be seen with the naked eye is the reason I love science!
Studying Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mechatronics, with a passion towards events management. I am STEM enthusiast and love the idea of creating value out of nothing. My role as the events coordinator is all about creating innovative and fun events for young kids to engage them into Science and engineering.
Born in Venezuela and migrated to New Zealand in 2017 as an international student. I have a passion towards working with kids and being part of Science Box lets me be part of supporting education for our future generations. Being a workshop facilitator has been fun and fulfilling; not only do I interact with the kids but I also learn from them, which is awesome!
I am a manufacturing technologist at a biotech company that is developing an antioxidant enzyme for use in animal reproductive technologies. I am excited to be working alongside some fantastic people here at Science Box where we share a combined passion of making STEM education fun and interesting to young scientists.
I am currently a master’s student at Waikato University. I have a passion for plant physiology and my research investigates tissue culture propagation techniques for intensive indoor crop production of medicinal plants. As a volunteer for Science Box my interest in biology allows me to connect with young kiwi kids and encourage their curiosity surrounding life sciences!