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Take a look at our current Stemettes Youth Board members and learn more about what they do. Do you want to join? Check out our vacancies.

Tosin Sonubi – Chairperson

At work, Tosin is a Data Engineer in financial services. She advocates for the responsible and ethical use of data. Tosin studied Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering at Warwick University, where she found her passion for data. During her time here, she pursued a transition into tech, self-teaching herself programming. Tosin is passionate about ‘paying it forward’ as she was impacted by outreach herself.

Rhea Shah – Vice Chair

Rhea is currently a Year 12 student. She studies Computer Science, Further Maths, Geography and Maths. She’s interested in a degree in Computer Science and wants to advocate for all things STEM. She aims to pass on her knowledge to those younger than her and to continue empowering others. Rhea was involved in plenty of Stemettes interventions before joining the board. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin and playing hockey with her friends.

Alice Smith – Accessibility Advisor

Alice is an External Affairs Apprentice. She is attempting to change the world through STEM, sports, and social action. As a neurodivergent and disabled person, she hasn’t taken a conventional route within STEM. She attended her first Stemettes event in 2020 and continued ever since! Alice is also a wheelchair basketball player and Girlguiding lead volunteer. She aims for a career in motorsport and policy. She wants to pave the way for more underrepresented groups to shine within the world whilst making impactful change on a large scale.

Aminah Haider – North East Regional Advisor

Aminah is a Year 12 Student interested in a computer science degree. She also aims to create positive change within her city. She hopes to make equal opportunities accessible to all. She’s eager to contribute to Stemettes and collaborate with peers. She hopes to create a space that empowers young people to embrace Stemette’s full spectrum of possibilities.

Blessing Egbeama – South West Regional Advisor

Blessing is a graduate robotics engineer from the University of the West of England. During her studies, she developed a passion for equality, diversity and inclusivity in STEAM. Growing up, she always loved innovation, technology and engineering. She aims to become a role model; inspiring the future generation of education and community into STEAM!

Bola Rabiu – South East Regional Advisor

Bola is a Solutions Engineer degree apprentice at the University of West London who is passionate about inclusive STEAM education. She engages with schools, social media, and events to promote diversity and equality in these fields. As well as Stemettes, Bola is also a valued member of the London Apprentice Ambassador Network. She’s a recipient of the Jack Petchey Award for STEAM advocacy and strives to provide accessible opportunities for all.

Elleanore Philips – Social Media Advisor

Elleanore is a GCSE student and a Social Media Advisor. Her first Stemettes event was a panel and she’s joined many events since! She’s been a Super Stemette, creating events and STEM recommendation posts. She’s passionate about showing others fascinating careers in STEM, particularly maths. She won the 2022 Maths Through Stories competition. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano and creating art.

Grace – East Midlands Regional Advisor

Grace is the East Midlands Regional Advisor. She is studying an automotive engineering degree to work as a motorsport engineer. Her curiosity and love for STEM led her to Stemettes, joining the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 mentoring programme. She has also worked with top automotive companies and motorsport teams. She aims to raise awareness of Stemettes in her area. Outside of studying, she enjoys playing the violin, reading, and learning Italian.

Iyin O – Treasurer

Iyin currently sits as the Treasurer of Stemettes Futures Youth Board. Her journey with Stemettes began through a Bank of America Quant Work Experience. This experience solidified her love of coding and ignited a fascination for its applications in the finance sector. As she pursues a BSc in Economics, Iyin plans to apply her skills to pioneer new implementations that strengthen the board’s finances. Iyin has a true passion for nurturing the growth of young women in STEM.

Jana Jhaveri – Financial Advisor

 
Jana is a 19-year-old student from Mumbai, India. She completed the CAIE IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate (IB). She is now studying Computer Science (BSc) at university. It is her love for STEM that brought her to be a member of the Stemettes Society. She is constantly looking for opportunities to take part in events.

Jiya Mehta – East England Regional Advisor

 
Jiya is studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths for her A-levels. She hopes to study medicine in the future. She’s also a Girlguiding advocate. She’s used this role to speak about appearance pressures due to social media and the gender gap in the STEM industry. Jiya is the founder of STEM Medley – a platform that aims to encourage today’s youth into STEM. Last year STEM Medley was a finalist in the ‘Your Game Plan’ competition.

Lee Whitaker – Republic of Ireland Regional Advisor

Dia duit! Lee is a final-year astrophysics student. Lee is also hoping to pursue a PhD in computational astrophysics next year! During her degree, she researched the mass evolution of supermassive black holes. She’s always loved maths, science, and all things problem-solving! She’s passionate about helping everyone have equal access to STEM. She also wants to make sure all the young girls and non-binary students know that they belong in STEM.

Nandika Paheerathan – London Regional Advisor

Nandika is an A-Level student studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths. She was an AFS Global STEM Academies scholar in 2023. After this, she started a Women in STEM society at her school. In her free time, she likes to sing and try new things. She looks forward to working with the members of the Youth Board, and being part of the reason why our society becomes a better and more positive place for everyone to live in.

Nell Anders – North East Regional Advisor

 
Nell is a Degree Apprentice at Accenture – studying Digital and Technology Solutions! She has loved technology since she was 14 and always knew they would end up in computer science. Thanks to the invaluable support of the Stemettes, she got the confidence to reach her goal. The company means so much to them, and they can’t wait to help inspire the next generation of change-makers. We can do anything we put our minds to.

Rachel Ryan – North West Regional Advisor

 
Rachel is an A-level student from Prescot, Merseyside. She is studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Geography. Her passion is for design and architecture. In her free time, she loves singing in her school choir and solo. She has been a member of the Stemette Society since 2021. She aims to increase the awareness of Stemettes within her region, hoping that it will inspire a greater interest in STEM amongst young people.

Vindya Prabhu – Wales Regional Advisor

Vindya loves the applications of technology in healthcare. She is currently taking a gap year before studying medicine at university. After her first Stemettes event, she has attended many more and even hosted! Vindya is passionate about providing inclusive opportunities to inspire and encourage young people into STEAM. As well as volunteering with St John Ambulance Cymru, Vindya runs a medical society. She’s also completed a research internship with the Young Scientists Journal.