Michelle’s role at Edith Cowan University sees her encouraging and engaging with high school students (girls in particular) to help fill the void in Computer and Security Science courses and careers. She has developed several initiatives to engage students outside the classroom which include co-founding the Perth chapter of The Girls Programming Network, engaging volunteers and running workshops. Michelle’s philosophy of ‘train the trainer’ and efforts as a mentor and role model has resulted in a pool of talented individuals who can now teach, lead others and work in teams. She inaugurated the Computing, Security, Intelligence and Mathematics (CoSIM) student association which offers professional and personal development opportunities for primarily female university students. As a champion for women in technology, Michelle provides opportunities for women to lead and/or strengthen their position in the community and is supportive of programs that enhance the knowledge and skillset of women.
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