Carolina Ödman Govender

Carolina Ödman-Govender is currently an associate scientist with SKA Africa and works on various science for development projects. Carolina studied physics engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology before completing a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. After a research post in Italy, she joined Leiden University in the Netherlands to develop Universe Awareness, an award-winning international astronomy education programme. She is one of the co-organisers of the astronomy workshops exploring the frontiers between technology and astronomy, from education to research. She is also lead scientist in a South African startup and a proud mum.