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Katrina Sealey
BSc (Hons), PhD UNSW

"Upon finishing Year 12, I chose to study Science at UNSW. I did a Bachelor of Science degree with a Physics major. I chose Physics as I had always enjoyed Astronomy and Atmospheric Physics. I know that a Science degree would give me a good grounding for any future career I may decide to pursue, whether that was a research position, teaching, computing or even a managerial position. After completing my Bachelors degree, I found that I enjoyed the challenges Physics had to offer and wanted more, so I completed my Honours year. This led me on to study for a PhD in Astrophysics at UNSW. My PhD years were some of the best years of my life. I met many great people, many of whom are still close friends today. I travelled around the world to many different observatories, universities and conferences.

"After finishing my PhD, I worked in several research and teaching positions. However, I have now settled into a Computer Systems Manager position at the Anglo-Australian Observatory. I have combined my two great passions, computing and astronomy. I believe a Physics degree can give you the skills necessary to do anything."

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