Ella McCarthy

Research Assistant

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Science communicator. Enthusiast. Solar Punk.#

Ella McCarthy is a Research Assistant within the School of Cybernetics.

She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Art from the ANU, with majors in the interdisciplinary fields of Science Communication, Biological Anthropology, English, and Digital Humanities.

Ella is currently completing an Honours project in Science Communication with a focus on understanding ‘Audience’. Her research interests are in intersections of STEM & art, science accessibility, and STEM equity.

Along with fellow cyberneticist Isabel Richards, Ella is a complete nerd and host of the podcast Sci_Burst ! Sci_Burst is a lovingly crafted podcast exploring science in movies, books, games, music, and every other area of popular culture!

She can be found most days thinking about ANU Solar Racing, where she is the Operational Lead for this incredible project that drives community passion for sustainable innovation.

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