Ruby Fritz is completing her final year of a dual degree in mechanical engineering and geology at The University of Queensland.

A core value of Ruby's is sustainability, and she is interested in pursuing a career that explores ways of making mining methods more efficient and minimising impacts through sustainable long-term planning. She is currently undertaking her honours project with the Sustainable Minerals Institute on the geometallurgical characterisation of mine tailings to determine an effective method of bioleaching cobalt. Ruby's experience in the mining industry ranges from modelling conveyor systems, to underground geotech and open-cut mine geology; next she hopes to gain skills in exploration for critical minerals.