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Arjumand Banu Khan

Environmental Scientist
Founder of STEM Catalyst

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Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams and be courageous to step out of the comfort zones and discover the real possibilities.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work with schools and communities to inspire and engage minds in STEM learning and share my love and passion of nature through it.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

My curiosity to know and figure out how things work always kept my interest centred to science. My innate passion towards nature lead me to pursue Environmental Studies as Bachelor of science and furthermore Masters of science. My father supported my studies opposing the socio- cultural norms.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

When I see the amount of support young high school students receive from their teachers, Career Development Teams in schools and outreach in industry , I wish it existed and I could have availed itna just then.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

I had high aspirations as a young girl to do my best in academics and my parents support helped me achieve it. I encourage my children to aim high and reach for their goals. Research shows the importance of engagement in STEM subjects from primary school age and it’s impact.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams and be courageous to step out of the comfort zones and discover the real possibilities.

INSPO / FUN FACT

Teach a man and you will teach an individual.....
Teach a women and you teach the whole family.
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God will exalt those of you believe and those who have knowledge in high degrees.