Jessica’s passion for STEM began in primary school student after being given a science kit. She could not have been more excited.
“It was the best,” Jessica said. “My interest in STEM continued to grow in high school with a Year 9 science competition where we had to build an electric motor. After six long weeks and with the help of my cousin, who is an electrical engineer, we built a motor that we joked could power a washing machine.”
After winning first place in the science competition, Jessica was hooked and a career in STEM was calling her. Jessica has worked for Raytheon Australia for seven years in systems engineering, innovating advanced technological solutions for the Australian Defence Force. She is now the engineering staff executive based in New South Wales.
“Raytheon encouraged me to continue my studies,” Jessica said. “The company is more than happy for me to continue to grow my expertise as an engineer, and as a leader—including through the company’s professional development programs." She recently completing a Masters of Engineering Science, majoring in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare—a significant area of interest for the company.