The Future of Work Lab selects a few highly competitive graduate students to serve as Future of Work Fellows. The fellows receive mentorship and seed funding to develop innovative projects around the future of work. The Future of Work Fellowship is designed to build research skills, industry partnerships and research translation.
Our current fellows are investigating: (1) attrition rates of women in STEM; and (2) employment opportunities for women seeing asylum in Victoria.
Mira Gunawansa is a Fellow at the Future of Work Lab. Mira is a postgraduate from The University of Melbourne, holding a Master in Development Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Studies. She is interested in exploring Gender, Refugee Rights and Racial Literacy in the field of Sustainable International Development. Currently, Mira is working on the publication of resources to assist women seeking asylum in gaining and retaining employment in the Victorian workforce.
Kate Dangar is a Fellow at the Future of Work Lab. Kate is currently completing her Master of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne, and is interested in gender, public policy and humanitarianism. Prior to joining the Future of Work Lab, she worked in the sustainable fashion industry. Kate's project with the Future of Work Lab seeks to address the rising rate of attrition amongst women in STEM between tertiary education completion and career transition. Using a monitoring and evaluation process, she is developing a mentorship program which links female STEM students with industry professionals to strengthen workforce engagement.