Lily Kenchington-Evans

PhD Candidate
The University of Queensland

Brisbane, QLD

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate

Biography

Currently living on unceded land known as Brisbane. Originally lived on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation in Naarm. 

Coming from a performing arts background, I now likes to take to the scientific stage and showcase STEM. I'm passionate about science education and the molecular understanding of disease.

I'm a PhD candidate in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (at UQ) as a Global Challenges Scholar. I'm working on an antimicrobial project in the fields of medicinal chemistry and molecular biology. 

Having completed a BSc (Chemistry & Microbiology) and BSc (Hons, Bioinorganic chemistry) I'm confident transforming complex theoretical and practical knowledge to a range of audiences.

I have mentored with In2Science since 2018 to various high school students from year 7-12, conducting one-on-one mentoring, focus groups, and class lessons. I was recently awarded the Dedication Award for the Year (2021) and was a finalist for the Best Role Model of the Year (2018). I have also mentored tertiary students and have spoken to first and secondary year cohorts through internal volunteering programs at La Trobe University. 

 


Lily identifies as lgbtqia+.