Ritika is a young stem cell scientist (@stemcellmum) and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. She was born in India but has spent time studying in Australia, USA and China. Having lived in various cultures, Ritika developed a strong understanding of multiculturalism and built on her culturally sensitive style of communication and teamwork. This led her to become a well established student leader during her undergraduate studies and get involved in different experiences that uni life has to offer. Ritika is the founder of the social enterprise called floralrestrict that raised over $10,000 for the international student and Victorian community. She wants to build collaborative communities through her leadership, particularly in the international student sector. She is an inspiring role model to young women of colour who dream of a career in STEMM and coaches international students on how to fit in and stand out at the same time in a foreign land.