Sophie Lewis is the Australian Capital Territory Scientist of the Year for 2019 and was kind enough to spend some time chating with Climate Conversations.
Dr Lewis, who attributes the birth of her interest in science to a star gazing trip with her parents, was acknowledged by the ACT Government for helping inspire young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
She is with the University of New South Wales at its Canberra campus.
Sophie's award came with a $30 000 component and she intends to apply that to helping young people engage with science.
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