UWA neuropsychologist Rachel Zombor headed for Antarctica as part of Homeward Bound

Veronique Florec, Jessica Kreztmann and Rachel Zombor have been selected for the Homeward Bound program, and are heading to Antarctica in the first week of February.
Veronique Florec, Jessica Kreztmann and Rachel Zombor have been selected for the Homeward Bound program, and are heading to Antarctica in the first week of February.

AN environmental economics researcher, nanotechnology scientist and neuropsychologist from UWA are headed for Antarctica.

Veronique Florec, Jessica Kretzmann and Rachel Zombor have been selected to participate in Homeward Bound, a leadership program for women in science.

They will be among 80 women from 13 countries across the world to travel to Antarctica in the first week of February.

Homeward Bound aims to build global collaboration and empower women to redress the gender imbalance in science.

Ms Zombor supervises postgraduate neuropsychology trainees, and directs clinical, training and research programs at North Metropolitan Health Service’s neuroscience unit.

“Homeward Bound embodies many of my passions including gender equality, science, leadership, personal development and travel,” she said.

Ms Kretzmann works on developing new ways to deliver gene therapies for breast cancer treatment, and said she was excited to travel to Antarctica.

“I want to be the best mentor and leader I can for science students, so to undergo this personal development program in Antarctica will be amazing,” she said.

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