Megan Born

Engineer and Data scientist


How can data help solve climate change, and generally make the world a better place? This is the question at the heart of Megan’s ambition, and has characterised the progression of her career to date.

During her school days, Megan not only loved maths and chemistry, she was also concerned about the growing potential impacts of climate change. Wanting to work on a scale of ‘trucks’ instead of ‘beakers’, she studied chemical engineering and began her career as a metallurgist and worked at sites across Australia troubleshooting blocked pipes, learning sampling techniques with units of ‘buckets’ and measuring refractory wear at a smelter. Megan then spent the next decade consulting to emissions intensive businesses on climate change risks and opportunities for decarbonisation, and is now Climate Lead at Canva, developing its climate strategy and disclosures.

Megan holds degrees in chemical engineering and science (discrete mathematics) from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Data Science from the University of Western Australia, and is currently working towards her PhD in data science also at UWA.