Our new podcast series, Stories from the Crest, shares the varied stories of Old Michaelians, and has been created by TV producer, Claudia Nankervis (OM 2012), and emerging filmmaker, Fraser Pemberton (OM 2011). Together they explore the lives of Old Michaelians who share a common link through their school, but have unique stories to tell.
In episodes one to five we have heard the stories of disability advocate Mandy McCracken (OM 1991), award-winning cinematographer Max Walter (OM 2012), esteemed medical researcher Judith Whitworth (OM 1961), Hollywood film director Patrick Hughes (OM 1996), actor Sean Rees-Wemyss (OM 2015), Olympic shooter Elena Galiabovitch (OM 2007), AFLW Rising Star award winner Isabel Huntington (OM 2017), Olympic mogul skier Brodie Summers (OM 2011), award-winning performing artist Maverick Newman (OM 2015) and artistic innovator Dr Lily Hibberd (OM 1990).
Today, in episode six, we hear from AI expert and STEMM innovator Michelle Gallaher (OM 1984).
Michelle Gallaher is CEO of AI company Opyl and the co-founder of both The Social Science and Women in STEMM Australia. Michelle is also a TEDx Melbourne alumni and a former Telstra Businesswoman of the Year for Victoria. Her expertise encompasses healthcare and biotechnology and she is a strong advocate for women in STEMM leadership roles. On Episode 6 of Stories from the Crest, hear her views on the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVIDSafe app and more.
We thank Michelle for sharing her story with us, and we hope you enjoy Episode Six.
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Learn more about our fabulous hosts and creators of the podcast below:
FRASER PEMBERTON (OM 2011)
Fraser is a local Melbourne filmmaker who works primarily as a writer, director, and cinematographer. He loves to explore distinctly Australian stories that retain fundamentally human concerns, addressing the themes of time, memory, and loss. His most recent film Hourglass has been the recipient of over 10 festival selections and won Best International Student Short at the Glendale International Film Festival in 2018. He is currently completing his Master’s degree in Narrative Film at the Victorian College of the Arts and is a co-founder of production company Dogmilk Films.
CLAUDIA NANKERVIS (OM 2012)
Claudia is an emerging producer with an impressive list of credits in film, television, radio and podcasts, including Production Assistant on Rockwiz for SBS and Assistant Television Producer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Claudia has worked at production company Gristmill as production runner, executive assistant and is now producing several projects in development.