Soula is the President of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria (STAV) and brings over 25 years of leadership and teaching experience in the Physical Sciences and Mathematics to her role as the Director of Quantum Victoria. She is currently a member of the In2science Peer Mentoring Board and is on the Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) and contributes to STEM education policy both at the state and national level via committees, round-table discussions and forums.
Cress is an expert teacher with over 15 years’ experience in the teaching and learning of VCE Mathematics and Science. Her teaching methods include Specialist mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Cress has enjoyed a myriad of different roles in the teaching profession and brings this experience to the teaching and learning at Quantum Victoria.
Joel is an accomplished teacher who previously completed a Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science at La Trobe University. His undergraduate degree included physics, chemistry and mathematics which are supporting factors of nanotechnology. Joel has worked on both research projects at La Trobe University and in industry. His industry projects have been undertaken at DSTO, Dulux and Electromold.
Carlie is a P-12 graduate teacher who previously taught first year biology at the University of Melbourne. She completed a Master of Science (Marine Biology) at the University of Melbourne and her research involved determining the spread of introduced and invasive marine invertebrates and algae in a Marine National Park. She also completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Marine Biology & Zoology. Other study areas included Chemistry, Earth Sciences & Botany.
David is a game designer and computer programmer with Bachelors in Games Technology and Mathematics at La Trobe University. Having tutored students from primary to university level, he bridges the gap between technical development and student learning. His main interests lie in programming and mathematics, focusing on how he can use game design theory to engage students in these areas.
Anna has over 27 years’ experience in industry. Her roles have included Reception duties through to administration and the management of accounts. Anna’s vast experience and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, gives her a great understanding of all office procedures and experience communicating with all stakeholders.
David is a network engineer, IT administrator, and software developer with a range of experiences in IT, management and teaching. He brings 10 years’ of varied IT experience and oversees the ICT/AV infrastructure.
Yuvadee has over 18 years’ experience as a Laboratory Technician across both the University and School sectors, managers the Lab at Quantum Victoria and also facilitates the delivery of student programs. Yuvadee is also the Lab Tech representative on the Council of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria (STAV).
Matthew is an accomplished teacher at La Trobe University. He has completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons), majoring in Geology and was completing a Master of Science (Earth Science) at the University of Melbourne with his research involving the examination of the chemistry of volcanoes from along the Western Pacific Ocean, to better understand the processes involved in the formation of magma at these volcanoes. He has also engaged in work for Melbourne Zoo that has seen him travel to Kenya and Uganda.