In addition to these achievements, Andresson is the current Sydney Chapter President for the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) as well as the student representative for Women in Mining (WIMNET). Previously, she was a committee member for the AusIMM Sydney Student Chapter, WIESoc Committee Member and even a Girl’s Guide Leader.
Currently, Andresson is working as a Mining Engineer for Drive Mining assisting with creating and coding spreadsheets that improve mine efficiency and monitoring processes. She has various internships under her belt including: on crew and in office for South32 Illawarra Metallurgical Coal at their Appin Underground Coal mine, a stint as a Drill and Blast Engineer for OZ Minerals at the Carapateena Sub-level Caving Copper Mine.
‘It is quite clear that my time at UNSW in Mining has been a leading contributor to my current success in the industry, and the development of my leadership skills to that which were recognised for the award, so I would like to thank the school in assisting with helping to get my degree on track, inviting me to mining events and supporting me”.
We spoke to Tara Andresson about her achievements, the importance of the mining industry and her plans after graduation. Check out the interview.