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Who we are

Podcasts for the curious

Our team at Ramaley Media are committed to promoting STEM in society.

Focusing on podcasts about Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Innovation, Ramaley Media is the place to find all the information that makes up the world around us.

What’s in a name

The goal of Ramaley Media is to take existing knowledge and rearrange it so that is able to be perceived in an easier and more engaging manner.

In 2001 Dr Judith Ramaley coined the acronym STEM for the first time in reference to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Prior to that it was referred to as SMET – “I didn’t like the sound of that word,” Ramaley is quoted as saying.

Ramaley Media honours the key concept of what Dr Ramaley did back in 2001….  She took the acronym SMET and rearranged it to be STEM. This simple rearrangement forever changed the way society perceived and interacted with science, technology, engineering and maths.  She changed the world, and so will we.

Meet the founder

Discovering podcasts was a pivotal moment in Melanie’s life. It was a moment that showed her the path to Ramaley Media.

For over 20 years Mel worked extensively in the IT space, never realising she should be considered as working within STEM.

It wasn’t until she started her first podcast – Beer with an engineer – that Mel really realised her passion of being a STEM Advocate.  And through Ramaley Media, Mel is shining a light on all things STEM to encourage and inspire the world.

So inspiring…

“Create something that will make the world awesome”

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”

“Be loud about the things that are important to you”

Our Advisory Board

Ramaley Media’s Advisory Board are committed to sharing their in-depth industry knowledge and wisdom. They provide strategic advice in their fields of interest and expertise. Each member was specifically selected due to their unique skillset, their capability and for the guidance they can provide to the direction of Ramaley Media

Fiona Mahony

Fiona is focused on developing and delivering IT roadmaps to enable business strategy. Her current role is supporting Telstra’s new entity, InfraCo, to establish profitable new businesses by defining and building out the IT and data capabilities it needs.

She is passionate about leadership, and the opportunity to create value through wise and pragmatic technology choices, delivered with agility. Fiona draws on a multi-faceted career, spanning technology strategy, digital design and delivery, business transformation, and commercial roles in IT, Telecommunications and Finance.

Fiona’s goal is to aspire to lead with warmth, integrity and vision. 

Karly Nimmo

Karly Nimmo

Karly has spent 20+ years working with audio. She cut her teeth in radio – learning all elements of broadcasting, including hosting the drive show, heading the creative department, writing and producing ads and audio branding, and even a stint in the newsroom. Then went on to run a successful voice over agency, specialising in voice overs for online learning, for over 15 years now and has worked with clients such as Coles, Lion Co, Telstra, ANZ, Uber, PWC and Ebay (amongst many others – name a big company, and it’s likely they’ve been a client).  

Felicity Furey

Felicity Furey has made a career out of making the ‘impossible’, possible.

Named Boss Magazine’s Young Executive of The Year and one of AFR’s 100 Women of Influence at just 26 years of age, Felicity’s led multi-million dollar engineering projects, founded two successful businesses, Power of Engineering and Machinam, secured partnerships with Qantas, Toyota and Energy Australia.

Felicity now works with high-performing teams to give leaders the skills they need to ignite new possibilities in Business, Education and STEM.

Lenka Kollar

Lenka Kollar strives to create a future that is better for everyone and the environment that we live in. While studying nuclear engineering at Purdue University, she quickly realized that many of the issues with nuclear technology were not easily solvable by engineering.

In her career, she set out to improve the way that technology developers conduct public engagement and communication. With previous positions at the International Atomic Energy Agency and NuScale Power, Lenka is now the co-founder of Helixos, a collective of consultants working in energy, mining, and waste management.

Lenka is based in Sydney and enjoys spending time outdoors and hiking the beautiful Australian coastline. 

Our Creative Team

Ramaley Media is made up of a very talented group of individuals.  On their own they are successful entrepreneurs, but under the Ramaley umbrella they make magic happen.

Melanie De Gioia

Melanie is an experienced podcast creator

Ramaley Media’s Founder and Director.  She brings many years of podcast production and loves sharing stories through podcasts.

Elizabeth Maniscalco

Elizabeth is a musical magician.

Elizabeth is multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer with 10+ music industry experience in performance and collaboration both locally and internationally. She has a keen interest in design, technology and environmental sustainability alongside her passion for analog synthesizers & sound design. Based in New York, Elizabeth has multiple artist projects under her belt and even finds time to teach production and songwriting!

Photo coming soon!

Tennille Scicluna

The ultimate Boss Lady and graphic designer extraordinaire

Dr Sophie Calabretto

Host of STEMology

Dr David Farmer

Host of STEMology

Dr Catherine Ball

Host of Pitch Your PhD