Taya is in her second year of a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and is additionally studying Journalism and Business as minors (electives). She chose to study science because she was curious about how the world worked, and she was also influenced by amazing teachers for chemistry and physics during her senior secondary years. Taya feels that it’s really important to have skills that can broaden your understanding of the world and be applied to aspects of your life. Taya was lucky enough to receive a $6 000 scholarship through Community Bank Sarina (Bendigo) to spend on her studies. It has helped paid for some her many textbooks! She’s also using it to pay for uni excursions, which are incredible experiences. Not only do you learn, but they're a great opportunity to see places and meet people who can help you with your career.
When Taya completes her studies, she’d love a career in biofuels. She’s fascinated by the fact that there are so many materials available to create bioethanol. Taya is passionate about hands on work and reading, which means she ends up doing a lot of crafts and trying to read the 500 books on her shelf! Taya believes that the world revolves around what you know, so the more you read and research and learn and follow your interests, the further you'll go. She feels that it’s important to point out that hands-on experience is important too, and there's nothing lesser about having an apprenticeship instead of a degree.