Mikaela Gray

Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Arts
Liveris Undergraduate Scholar

Mikaela graduated from Brisbane State High School in 2021 as Dux and recipient of the David Sutton Award for All Round Excellence. She is continuing to pursue a wide variety of interests at university, studying linguistics alongside her mathematics degree. 

In 2020 and 2021, Mikaela represented Australia at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad and received a Bronze medal each time. She continues to encourage women in STEM though leadership, teaching, and volunteering. In 2022, she was awarded a best-in-university prize in the Simon Marais Mathematics Competition for undergraduate students.

Outside of her studies, Mikaela enjoys playing hockey, running, and competing in orienteering. Orienteering and hiking have allowed her to appreciate the natural environment and has heightened her awareness of sustainability issues. In 2022, Mikaela represented Australia at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Portugal and she continues to train for future international competitions.

Mikaela is appreciative of the opportunities and learnings she experienced through the Liveris Academy so far, including travelling to Indonesia and seeing firsthand the impacts of sustainable entrepreneurship. In 2023, Mikaela is looking forward to improving her leaderships skills as a Liveris and Vice Chancellor’s scholar. She will also undertake an exchange semester at McGill University, Canada.

Mikaela Gray