The aim of the awards is to recognise and celebrate 100 female role models and individual contributors across a variety of different industries who represent future leaders.
The alumna was nominated for the award by a Managing Director in Engineering at Goldman Sachs, where she currently works, for her high performance as a User Experience (UX) Engineer.
Nerissa has also designed a personalised automated diet management system that provides a real-time handheld analysis of calories and micronutrients in food, which won the RSA Student Design Award in 2017.
Additionally, she has also designed a wearable technological device to suppress wrist tremors in the young onset of Parkinson’s disease patients, which won the Red Dot Design: Honorable Mention Award in 2014.
Both of her award-winning designs have contributed towards her Top 100 Rising Stars Award nomination, through applying technology for social good.
Nerissa graduated with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology in 2017.
The award winner will be announced on 11 May.
Congratulations to Nerissa.