Ashleigh has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences, Postgraduate Diploma majoring in genetics and microbiology, and a Masters degree in Forensic Science. She has worked as a Forensic Technician at ESR and a laboratory manager at the University of Auckland. She is now a project manager in the Faculty of Engineering, working to increase the number of women studying Engineering.
Ashleigh attended the International FEAST training course in Amsterdam in 2013, from which the workshops were born, and was an IPENZ Futureintech Ambassador for a number of years. Her technical expertise ensures scientific integrity of the workshop and materials produced. Ashleigh oversees the programme, liaises with schools and sponsors, and leads workshops.
Brent is an applied chemist working for Defense Technology Agency he has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Environmental Science. Brent was a Futureintech Ambassador for over seven years with extensive experience in presenting to school age students. His role is to assist students and parents in completing the workshop activities successfully.
Evie is currently undertaking a Masters of Science at the University of Auckland. She likes to play around with bacteria, so we can better understand them, and more importantly, how we can treat them when they make us sick! Evie joined the Family Science team a year ago, and has loved every second of it. Her favourite workshop is DNA (although she admits she is a little biased), She looks forward to meeting you all at all of the fabulous workshops we offer!
Hannah is studying a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Population Health at the University of Auckland. Her past extracurriculars have included directing a forensic science programme, participating in Brain Bee, bridge building competitions, and chemistry olympiads. She is currently the Academic Co-director of the Student Association for the Medical Sciences where she combines her passion for science and people. Hannah organises the workshops, coordinates volunteers, and manages marketing.