About Us

Dream Bigger, Achieve More

"We're on a mission to ensure that everyone, everywhere has the chance to enjoy a meaningful relationship with STEM"

Nanogirl Labs was created by founders Joe Davis and Dr Michelle Dickinson MNZM.  A social enterprise, Nanogirl Labs exists to inspire, educate and empower through STEM.

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, our team works around the world to design, create and deliver products and experiences that are both commercially successful and deeply impactful.

Whether with our own brands - Nanogirl, and The Kitchen Science Cookbook - or through collaborations with partners, every piece of work we undertake includes a clear social impact strategy, alongside the core commercial proposition.  ​

We welcome bold ideas and deep thought.  If you have a project or concept you would like to discuss, we would love to hear from you.


Joe Davis


Joe leads the Nanogirl Labs team worldwide, and many of our key consulting projects.  Joe has extensive experience across both commerical and non-profit leadership, innovation, strategy and transformation.


Dr. Michelle Dickinson


The original "Nanogirl", Michelle is a world-renowned educator and communicator.  An engineer by training with two decades experience across academia and industry, Michelle leadsvtechnical content, insights and strategy.

Kerry Quin


With extensive global experience across event management, stakeholder management and

 entrepreneurship Kerry 

leads projects and relationships with our major partners. 


Dr. Kate Sparks


A marine biologist, passionate educator, and experienced science communicator, Kate develops much of the STEM content across our products and programmes..


Melanie Wright


Mel leads marketing and engagement across Nanogirl Labs' businesses worldwide. With degrees in both psychology and marketing Mel is an expert in creating meaningful and impactful interactions.


Gareth Baston


Gareth manages our Nanogirl Live! theatre education programmes worldwide, and leads production management & health and safety across the company.

Shannon de Geest

Finance and Operations

As an experienced operations manager, Shannon coordinates finances and contracts and leads systems development and optimisation for the business. 


Matt Billington

Digital Operations

Matt's experience in digital strategy and operations for both education start-ups and social impact organisations make him the perfect fit for Nanogirl Lab's digital communication team.

Hayden Weal

Senior Content Editor

Hayden is a talented filmmaker. In addition to leading Nanogirl Lab's editing team Hayden also visits primary school children, talking about the importance of reading and literacy to achieve their dreams. 

Amelia Lockley

Development Assistant

From a young age Amelia has been a champion for STEM education, creating her own code club and Youtube coding videos. She assists with content creation, testing and delivery.

Krystal-Lee Brown

Content Creator and Presenter

With extensive writing, acting and performing skills and a fluent Te Reo Māori speaker Krystal-Lee heads up our cultural advisory and content team for our bilingual science show Mātātoa.

Sophie Fern

Science Content Creator

Sophie is a biologist and storyteller whose research is in understanding the gap between what we tell the public about endangered species and what they understand.