Emily Nilsen

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Master of Engineering (Electrical)
Vice Chancellor's Scholar

Emily is currently studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Master of Engineering (Electrical), through which she hopes to play a part in the global transition to renewable energy.

Graduating from Brisbane Girls Grammar School in 2021, Emily achieved an ATAR of 99.90 and top marks in the state for Specialist Mathematics. Consequently, she was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship at UQ. Throughout her high school years, Emily was consistently awarded prizes for her academics and held various leadership positions, ranging from house group captain in lower years to hockey captain in year 12. She was also an active member of both the Uralla (Close the Gap) and Doctors Without Borders service groups during this time.

Emily has a deep passion for promoting and encouraging women to pursue study in STEM, which she puts into practise through activities such as volunteering for the UQ Refugee Tutoring Club. Travel and global connection have also always played an important role in Emily’s life, and she hopes to to pursue her own travel throughout her studies and career. She is currently planning on completing a semester exchange in Denmark in 2024.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys playing hockey, going for runs and hikes, and spending time at the beach. Emily is honoured to have been selected as a member of the Liveris Academy for 2023, and is eager to learn from industry professionals and engage with other enthusiastic scholars.