RMIT Student wins 2 Top Awards
Jessica Pandohee, from RMIT's School of Science, was named International Student of the Year (Research), and also received the coveted Premier's Award for overall International Student of the Year.
Studying as an international student, Pandohee has attained a Diploma in Science and Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours) and is now studying a PhD in Applied Chemistry at RMIT.
Pandohee said she was attracted to study at RMIT because of the potential for strong industry involvement and hands-on work experience.
Describing her experience at RMIT as "fulfilling", she said she had been able to develop into an independent researcher capable of using her knowledge and research skills to tackle real world challenges.
"My supervisor, Dr Oliver Jones, has been an excellent mentor and trainer, guiding my research in the right direction and assisting me with thesis preparation," she said.
She also shared that she enjoys the platform RMIT offers to enable students to develop transferable skills such as leadership, cross-cultural awareness and adaptability.