Michelle has worked at Papua New Guinea’s University of Technology for the last seven years. She is passionate about encouraging women and girls to develop their skills in STEMM and overcome cultural barriers to seek employment in the industry. On completion of her studies, Michelle will continue to support women and girls to use STEMM as a technique to solving challenges and encouraging innovation to improve livelihoods. Through her work, she hopes to see a transformation in the involvement and contribution of girls and women in STEMM in Papua New Guinea.


The Women’s Leadership Initiative will give her the opportunity to develop leadership skills and build confidence, enabling her to inspire and empower women to pursue their goals.