Kathleen is completing an integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Engineering degree at The University of Queensland. Kathleen has recently been elected as the 2023 UQ Chemical Engineering Student Society President and is looking forward to her fourth year as a UQ Women in Engineering Student Leader. Passionate about regional outreach, she is excited to continue inspiring young people to be curious about mining and all the fascinating discoveries it brings.
Drawn to the mining industry by how influential and innovative it is and the leadership opportunities it presents, Kathleen cherishes being part of the mining community that feels like a second family. While at university, Kathleen has enjoyed three different vacation placements with Rio Tinto across two commodities. She has gained experience on-site, having worked in Weipa with the Aluminium Division and also office experience with the Copper Technical team, delivering a project for the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia. Kathleen looks forward to furthering her development by combining her Chemical Engineering knowledge with an environmental lens to lead the industry in achieving its ESG commitments.
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