Valerie Maxville is an experienced educator who is passionate about technology and its potential. She enjoys making technology accessible - taking on the challenge of communicating complex concepts to diverse audiences. Valerie lectures core units in Data Science and Computer Science at Curtin University. From 2007 to 2016 Valerie coordinated and delivered training, internships, outreach and user engagement at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (iVEC) to increase awareness and uptake of computational science. Valerie holds a PhD in Computer Science (Software Engineering) and an Honours degree in Computer Science. As an industry volunteer, Valerie actively promotes careers in computing and local industry development. She is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).