Bachelor of Science (Information Technology)/Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic), 2000
My first job was at Nautronix in Fremantle. I spent four years there, working on deep-sea underwater acoustics for a range of applications from underwater GPS for the oil and gas industry to submarine and torpedo tracking for the Australian, British and US Navies.
In 2005, I moved to the UK, working as a systems and software project manager at Smiths Aerospace in Cheltenham. I am working on the Boeing 787 Common Core System (CCS), the first "open architecture" aircraft system to be developed. My role is to coordinate the project team's software development and integration with our software suppliers alongside hardware development. We work closely with other engineering teams both in the UK and in the United States, combining to deliver the fully certified CCS as required by Boeing and its partners to produce the 787.
At school, I had an interest in the sciences. My double degree at UWA gave me access to a unique range of opportunities for quite different real-world applications.