Isabelle

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Isabelle is an incurable optimist, and believes that mathematics and statistics are the building blocks of a brighter future.  Isabelle ( they/them) studied mathematics and French at the University of Adelaide, and developed a love for stochastic modelling and data analysis, along with an intercultural perspective. Isabelle is researching at UNSW, applying mathematics and statistics to extreme hail forecasting at the Climate Change Research Centre.

Isabelle has a working with children’s certificate and is available via zoom to speak about Mathematics and Science.

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An incurable optimist, I believe that mathematics and statistics are the building blocks of a brighter future, and I intend to make this vision a reality. After four years enthusiastically studying mathematics and French at the University of Adelaide, I have developed a love for stochastic modelling and data analysis, along with an intercultural perspective which will serve me well ultimately solving problems on a global scale. Now I am so excited to be researching at UNSW, applying mathematics and statistics to extreme hail forecasting at the Climate Change Research Centre.

After discovering in primary school that you could divide fractions, I’ve continued to love the rigour, elegance, and applicability of mathematics. However, I’ve discovered that I love it even more when I know that I am helping others. Be it at Adelaide MRI improving the healthcare they offer our community or at Myriota playing my part in their mission to make data more accessible; knowing that my passion for mathematics can be channeled into a tangible impact has been immensely rewarding, and an experience I am keen to repeat again and again and again as I apply my knowledge to formulating climate solutions.

More generally, I bring unstoppable enthusiasm and highly-developed teamwork skills to everything that I do. In particular, my election to committee positions at university, culminating in my role as President of the Mathematics Society and Vice President of the Women in STEM Society, challenges me continuously and I have delighted in taking responsibility for the way we serve our members. I also have loved my role as an activist at Amnesty International, which has challenged me as a leader and deepened my connection with the LGBTQIA+ community.

Amongst all this I am an avid and curious reader of anything from cereal packets to epic fantasy, and will happily chat with anyone about feminism, history, and obscure fun facts!