EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY WOMEN IN STEM: THE COMMITTEE
Get to know our committee, what we study and our passions! Our committee is made up from strong women throughout the STEM fields, with different experiences and advice please don't hesitate to reach out to either one of us via our society social media accounts or email!
Get to know us!
Hi! I’m a 4th year chemist and I’m passionate about striving for complete equality and inclusivity in all aspects of society. I love the energy that’s created when ambitious and inspirational women come together and aim to spread this amongst our university community in order to empower, inspire and encourage as many people as we can
Informatics and AI
I’m the Treasurer for Women in STEM and I’m a third year (direct entry) Maths and Statistics student. After I graduate, I want to go into finance - probably into investment management or quantitative trading. I have particular loves for Strictly Come Dancing , the Great British Bake Off and Formula 1 .
Director of Sponsorship
Director of Social Media & Marketing
4th year Biotechnology
To make sure we are able to reach every every area across the STEM network we have subject representatives who promote the society within their subject and liaise with the executive committee to put forward any ideas for their own schools
4th Year Biotechnology
I am a fourth year Biochemistry student from Brighton. I joined the committee so I could play a role in making the world of STEM a warmer and more inclusive space, where there is equal opportunity and recognition for everyone. Outside of my studies I love to travel, paint and have recently taken up climbing.
5th Year Chemistry
I study Civil Engineering, but have a particular interest in the Fire Engineering courses offered by the university. Whilst at university I’ve encountered so many likeminded female engineering students like myself, during my placements as a fire engineering intern, there was only one senior female member of the team. In industry there is an under-representation of women in senior roles, and so I got involved in the Women in STEM society to promote more women like myself within the industry.
Paulina Kliva Gulbe
I'm one of the Geoscience reps this year, studying Geology and Physical Geography! I'm a firm believer in aiding women in STEM, and am so excited to be a part of EUWiSTEM. I love yoga and singing, although seem to spend all my time in the JMCB this year!
I’ve been a member of EUWiSTEM since I came to uni. I wanted to join the committee this year so that I could have a part in organising events and seeing behind the scenes, as well as having the opportunity to meet a variety of brilliant women. Outside of STEM, I enjoy running and hillwalking, trying new foods, and watching sci-fi films.
Nia Indigo Allen-Cooper
I'm Nia Indigo, but most call me Nia, and I study Mathematics. I wanted to join the committee because I wanted to have a supportive network of women to collaborate with
I’m a 4th year Physics student, and have always been passionate about the lack of diversity in STEM. I am passionate about science communication and environmental issues and I look forward to combining these interests to push for better representation in science. There are many marginalised groups that are currently left out of the conversation and groups like WiSTEM continue to work on increased inclusion in both education and academia.
OUR POSTGRADUATE REPRESENTATIVES
MARIA FERNANDA VARGAS
I'm an Engineer and currently I'm doing a MSc Marketing and Business Analytics.
I have actively worked in my company by encouraging other women to venture into leadership positions and to be more involved in the technology areas.
Last year, with women engineers from the Universidad de Chile, we founded a group called “Mujeres STEM”, which is a support network that works to improve opportunities, formation and management options for Chilean women within our industry.