Profiles of Women Working in STEM

“If women and girls don’t see themselves on screen as STEM professionals, they’re less likely to pursue those career paths.”

-Geena Davis

Looking for some inspiration for your next character or storyline? Below are profiles of some incredible real-life women working in the STEM sector. Also see Creators' STEM Checklist.

Ali Guarneros Luna

Aerospace Engineer

Amy Winebarger

Solar Astrophysicist & Rocket Scientist

Andrea Dutton

Geochemist & Paleoclimatologist

Angie Jones

Automation Engineer

Ann Tsukamoto

Scientist & Stem Cell Researcher

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan


Asha de Vos

Marine Biologist & Ocean Educator

Catherine Joseph

Civil Engineer

Ella Al-Shamahi

Paleoanthropologist & Archaeologist

Erica Baker

Software Engineer

Erin Macdonald

Astrophysicist & Science Fiction Consultant

Evelyn Cortez-Davis

Civil Engineer

Jess Cramp

Marine Conservationist & Shark Researcher

Katherine Bouman


Katy Croff Bell

Ocean Explorer

Kristala Prather

Chemical Engineer

Laura Helmuth

Health & Science Editor

M Jackson

Geographer & Glaciologist

Mae Nakatani Nishioka

Civil Engineer

Meena Sankaran

Environmental Engineer and Entrepreneur

Meredith Westafer

Industrial Engineer

Nadine Burke Harris

Surgeon General of California

Nina Freeman

Video Game Designer

Parisa Tabriz

Security Princess

Patricia E. Bath

Ophthalmologist & Laser Scientist

Rae Wynn-Grant

Large Carnivore Ecologist

Rochelle Valdez

Software Developer

Sangeeta Bhatia

Biomedical Researcher & Entrepreneur

Sara Schnadt

Software Systems Architect & Artist

Sarah Parcak

Archaeologist & Egyptologist