Amber Pegoli’s passion for problem solving.
Student in the Spotlight for International Women’s Day: Amber Pegoli
Amber is studying a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Maths and Computer Science. She has always loved learning how things worked, and how to solve problems.
And when she’s not studying engineering, she works at the Australian Space Discovery Centre.
She says her job – which she really loves - involves chatting to lots of people about space technology, why it matters, and how they can get involved in Australia’s space industry.
“I’ve always been super passionate about space and being able to spend days learning more and chatting about Australia’s involvement is so fantastic,” she said.
Does she have advice for her younger self about choosing what, and how, to study?
Don’t fret the details! Choosing what to study can often be a daunting task, but the beauty of Uni is that nothing is ever set in stone, so don’t be too bothered over finding the perfect degree for you. Just follow what you enjoy, and you will find yourself in the right place.
If she could attend a personal or professional training opportunity, what would it be?
I’d love to attend a program run by the International Space University. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a few alumni from their courses and all have said that their experience was incredibly enriching.
What is something you are proud that you have achieved?
I recently completed an internship with Nova Systems, supporting the AROSE consortium. I spent the summer learning lots about systems engineering, something I’d had little to no prior exposure to. It’s safe to say that I felt the learning curve. Achieving this quick progression of understanding in systems engineering is something I’m super proud of.
Do you have a favourite way to spend your spare time?
I love spending time with my friends - whether that entails a quick catch up between classes or spending a Friday afternoon chatting at the Unibar. I am super thankful to have a fantastic support system around me.
Enjoy your study journey, Amber. We’re confident you’ll end up in the perfect place!