Jemima is a diagnosed dyslexic student, currently studying Provisional Entry Medicine at UQ. She has been assessed as being in the lowest 2% for reading with her eyes, however she received an ATAR of 99.3 for her secondary school studies including two perfect scores. Jemima was Dux of her school and ironically received the English Prize for being the top student even though she only ever read the books with her ears, using assistive technology at 3 times normal speed.
After taking a gap year, Jemima started her own social enterprise Dyslexia Demystified to support and empower young people with dyslexia. Working with more than 2000 young people around Australia, Jemima and her team of neurodivergent students present keynotes, mentor younger dyslexic students, perform accessibility testing for new technologies and produce dyslexic friendly resources for their social media platforms. Together, the Dyslexia Demystified team is creating a better future for likeminded young people.