Meet our committee

The Innovators’ Tea Party is an entirely volunteer-run organisation, led by a team of women in STEM professionals who are passionate about science education in WA.

Evelyn Chuk (she/her)

TITP Position: President

Day Job: Mining Executive (Rio Tinto)

evelyn.chuk@innovatorsteaparty.org

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Evelyn has always maintained a strong passion for science, completing degrees in both Astrophysics and Engineering, before working as a fly-in-fly-out mining engineer in the West Australian Pilbara. Evelyn founded the Innovators’ Tea Party in 2016 after being inspired by her work and volunteer positions with school students across Western Australia. She is driven by her desire to promote the wonderful opportunities available to young women in STEM careers and share her love of all things STEM. On the weeks when she is not mining iron ore in the Pilbara, Evelyn can often be found gazing at the night sky through a telescope or sailing on the Swan River.

Sarah Dart (she/her)

TITP Position: Secretary

Day Job: Medical Research Scientist (UWA)

sarah.dart@innovatorsteaparty.org

Sarah is a transplant research scientist, who has studied and worked in Australia and overseas. She is passionate about communicating science with people of all ages and cultures and advocating the importance of research and discovery. Sarah loves her work as a medical research scientist and hopes to see more women enter and stay in careers in STEM fields. Sarah believes in the importance of great mentors and hopes that The Innovators’ Tea Party can provide an opportunity for high-school girls to meet someone who inspires them to pursue their dreams. When she’s not in the lab, Sarah loves to be in the ocean, hiking, travelling or reading a great novel.

Nee Nee Ong (she/her)

TITP Position: Treasurer

Day Job: Senior Electrical Engineer (GHD)

neenee.ong@innovatorsteaparty.org

Nee Nee has been an Innovators’ Tea Party mentor since 2016 and is a passionate advocate for girls in STEM, specifically women in engineering since graduating engineering. As well as her experience with TITP, Nee Nee has been on various Women in Engineering and Diversity and Inclusion committees. Nee Nee’s hobbies include reading, baking and barre.

 

Sophie Smith (she/her)

Team Member Position: STEM Program Coordinator

Day Job: Communications Officer (DPIRD), Masters of Science Communication student (UWA)

sophie.smith@innovatorsteaparty.org

Sophie joined Innovators’ as a work placement student in 2019, volunteered as the committee’s Media Officer for 3 years, and is now the organisation’s first paid employee! Sophie’s day job involves communicating fisheries and agriculture science going on at DPIRD, and she is a Master of Science Communication student at UWA. She is enthusiastic about communicating science in fun and engaging ways and loves . Sophie loves hanging out at the beach, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and cruising around Perth on her bike.

Hannah Green

TITP Position: Ordinary Committee Member

Day Job: Forensic Chemist (ChemCentre)

hannah.green@innovatorsteaparty.org

Hannah has been mentoring with TITP since 2018. She loves being able to speak with students and share her passion for the STEM areas. TITP is the group Hannah needed when she was in high school – she was confused and lost and didn’t know what was out there in the world of science. She wants to give to others what she wished was out there when she was a student. Hannah hopes that through her mentoring and committee involvement, she is able to help inspire the next generation to pursue STEM careers. When she isn’t busy in the lab, Hannah enjoys playing the flute, cross stitch, and watching (almost!) any sport.

Carolyn Wang (she/her)

TITP Position: Ordinary Committee Member

Day Job: Medical Research Scientist (UWA)

carolyn.wang@innovatorsteaparty.org

Carolyn is a keen science communicator and enjoys engaging with students from both local and international schools. She has always followed her strong passion for science and maths, and with the support from her own mentors, she is currently pursuing her PhD in lung research. Carolyn hopes that with TITP she can help encourage young minds to pursue their own passions in STEM. In her spare time, you can find Carolyn at the beach, on the netball court or enjoying a delicious morsel.

Kimberley Wang (she/her)

TITP Position: Ordinary Committee Member

Day Job: Medical Research Scientist (UWA)

kimberley.wang@innovatorsteaparty.org

Kimberley has a PhD in Medical Science and Master in Public Policy and is passionate about promoting science to the next generation, in particular encouraging young girls to consider medical science as a career. She believes that it is important to start the encouragement early in life to provide them a boost of confidence that they can do it. When possible, Kimberley likes to travel and checks out new places to eat. 

Jana Pschichholz (she/her)

TITP Position: Ordinary Committee Member

Day Job: Team Lead Data Visualisation & Applications

jana.pschichholz@innovatorsteaparty.org

Jana has been mentoring with TITP since 2017. She is passionate about encouraging girls to pursue a career in STEM and also wants to show students that you can live in regional areas and still have a successful, rewarding and exciting career. Jana loves her job in technology as every day is different and there is always something new to learn. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, running and spending time with her two dogs.

Tayler Kent (she/her)

TITP Position: Ordinary Committee Member

Day Job: Research Scientist (Murdoch University)

tayler.kent@innovatorsteaparty.org

Tayler has been a mentor with TITP since 2018 before joining the committee this year. She works as a research scientist/academic, and has almost completed her PhD in pharmacology. Tayler is passionate about inspiring young girls and minority groups to pursue a career in STEM, and is proud to be part of an organisation that does just that. When she’s not running experiments and writing manuscripts, you’ll find her running, hiking, diving or reading.