ANU graduate, Dr Elena Kelareva is a Product Manager at Google and the mastermind behind the Google Maps that appear on thousands of websites.
Born in Russia, Elena moved to Australia when she was 9 years old. With influence from her mother, her love for computer science flourished when she discovered the creative side of the discipline.
"I first became interested in computer science because my mum was a Software Engineer and when my sister and I were in primary school she would write games for us.
"I always thought computer science was a really fun but I was never serious about it until I was in secondary school. That was when I decided to do a computer science subject and discovered that I loved it."