Corey Tutt is a Kamilaroi man from Nowra, NSW. As a young person, he developed a love of STEM subjects but found little encouragement for Aboriginal people to pursue careers in STEM. In 2018, Corey founded DeadlyScience, a not-forprofit organisation that provides science resources to remote schools in Australia and connects young Indigenous people with mentors in STEM. The organisation has attracted international attention, with Corey presenting at Harvard and Oxford universities. In 2020, Corey was named the NSW Young Australian of the Year and a Human Rights Hero by the Australian Human Rights Commission. The First Scientists is his highly anticipated new book.