Ms Sumen Rai 

Manager Defence Science & Technology Defence SA 

Sumen Rai’s day job is with the South Australian Government, facilitating new research and development partnerships between industry, research organisations and government agencies. Before working for the state government, she was a science communicator at Adelaide’s Investigator Science and Technology Centre, presenting and developing industry-based science education programs.  

She is also a photographer, writer and sometimes organiser of events which strike her fancy - such as one of Adelaide’s first-ever hackathons, the NASA International Space Apps Challenge.