Jirana Boontanjai

National Co-Director
Pint of Science, Australia
Australian Science Communicators (Canberra)

Canberra, ACT

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Jirana has a double science degree with honours majoring in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Zoology. She completed her Master of Science Communication Outreach in Canberra where she had the opportunity to tour around to remote and regional areas as part of the Shell Questacon Science Circus. She has since gone on to present financial literacy workshops for the Commonwealth Bank along with touring innovation workshops for Questacon. She has worked at the Australian Academy of Science where she played a role in the creation of decadal strategic plans for the fields of Space Science and Bioscience Education. In her spare time, she volunteers as the Co-CEO of Pint of Science Australia where she plays a role in leading teams of volunteers across the country to get scientists into pubs to talk about their research across three days in May, simultaneously. From this opportunity she has gone on to become an Telstra Business Woman ACT Emerging Leader finalist in 2020. She has given presentations at the Australian Science Communicators Conference along with developing and running science communication workshops for creatives and researchers. She is presently also the President for Australian Science Communicators Canberra.

Jirana identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.