Meet our latest role model!
What better way to find out whether courses, apprenticeships or a career in STEM or SHAPE (social sciences, humanities, and the arts for people and the economy) is for you than to ask the individuals themselves? We interview students, apprentices and industry trainees about the course they’re on and the careers they hope to go on to when they leave. We also interview people working in these spaces about their interesting careers pathways.
In each person profile, you’ll find:
- Info on STEM / SHAPE subjects (social sciences, humanities, and the arts for people and the economy)
- Info on what the individuals like / dislike about the university or college course / apprenticeship
- Info on how they got on to the course / apprenticeship / career.
CEO of Afghan Youth Ambassadors for Peace Organization, Heela Yoon tells us how she keeps optimistic in the face of deliberate affront to women’s and girls’ human rights in Afghanistan
A public speaker, author and ethical hacker for Orange Cyberdefense, Mia Landsem tells us about her unintended career path to fame.
Tshepiso Malema was 15 when he set up Gamer’s Territory, a place for young people to meet and play computer games, in Ivory Park, a Johannesburg township, South Africa.
Read about Aleisha Amohia, one of 25 young New Zealand women changing the world and an advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech
20-year-old Jaiden Corfield has founded a mental health organisation for boys and is leading a youth project for Ashoka and the Edge Foundation
Eleanor Andrade May
Eleanor Andrade May is a volunteer for Teach the Future, a student-led movement campaigning for broad climate education in the UK.
23-year-old Matina dropped out of Sorbonne University to set up an online coding school in Madagascar
Jack, the UK’s Chief Youth Officer and CEO of The Youth Group, is optimistic about the careers landscape for young people.
John is an environmentalist, activist and professor of art who collaborates with scientists to bring science to the people.
Avo Guedekelian is a medical student, dancer, photographer and videographer. He reminds us of the value of both the sciences and the arts.
Shrouk, an LGBTQ+ refugee and belly dancer, has broken through glass ceilings to become recognised as one of the top six young women engineers in the UK
Meet Kreesha Saha! She is 16 years old and researching plastic-eating enzymes with Professor Clark Gedney at Purdue University.
Steve is a Stunt Scientist, Experience Engineer, Inventor, TV Producer, Science Presenter and Author and he’s on a mission to get students excited about STEM
César Andrade Arteaga
César is a member of the Latin Kings gang. He shows us how gangs can be a force for good and teach us about solidarity, empathy and respect.
Born without a forearm, Bioengineering student built his own prosthetic arm using LEGO Bionicle parts.
Director and theatre maker, Tom Bailey, explains the importance of exploring questions through both science and art
Futurum’s Youth Ambassador for Engineering
Chris Kalogroulis tells us all about his passion for design engineering and his innovative award-winning designs.
Futurum’s Environmental Research Ambassador
Kehkashan Basu founded the Green Hope Foundation when she was only 12 years old. She is promoting our environmental research articles to Green Hope’s 120 future academies.
Arizona State University
Joshua J Daymude
PhD in Computer Science
Jon Chase uses raps to talk about science to an audience of all ages – from reception to retirement. The majority of his material is aimed at Key Stage 2-5.
John Volanthen – one of the cave rescue divers who saved the young football team in the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand – is CEO of his computing consultancy […]
University of Birmingham
MBChB Graduate Entry Medicine
University of the West of England
BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Integration