Karina is a passionate Science Communicator who uses enthusiasm, creativity and empathy to engage people in science/STEM. A qualified molecular biologist and experienced cancer researcher, in 2014 she transitioned from performing science to a career in communicating it. Today, she leads a novel Education and Outreach program for the University of Western Australia that engages and excites the community about plant science. Among her proudest achievements, she founded Virtual Plant Cell (VPC) and Plantarium, immersive experiences that connect audiences with plant science and its applications to real world challenges. VPC has been recognised for its impact as a Western Australian Premier’s Science Award 2018 Engagement Initiative of the Year finalist and 2018 TIGA Games Industry Award finalist (Educational Game).
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