Both of Helen's parents are high school mathematics teachers, so she says Geek-dom was always her destiny.
"I'm actually very proud of being a geek. I like to build electronic gadgets and IKEA furniture, and watch sci-fi shows on television," she admits.
"But we female geeks tend to hide. You've got to search far and wide to find the female geeks."
Helen's passion for numbers has seen her move from Sydney to Canberra, where she now works as a research data analyst for the Federal Government.
"I love crazy numbers. And I love any programs that store data and the more data I get the happier I am.
"I'm much happier dealing with data because it never talks back to you. It just does what you tell it to."
With a double degree in Commerce and Science, Helen is hoping this experience will introduce her to more sporty and social skill pursuits.
"I'm guessing what we can give to each other is a bit of exposure to the other world," she says.
Admitting she gets uncomfortable in groups of people larger than two, she is hoping to open up and gain more confidence.
"I really struggle to make conversation - not just with the opposite sex, but with everyone in general. I have low selfconfidence dealing with groups which is made worse by a mild speech impediment that gets worse when I'm nervous or the focus of attention.
"If I do manage to get anything out, I usually end up saying something awkward and making the situation worse. I need help with starting conversations and keeping them going without putting my big foot in my mouth."
Helen tutors chemistry, mathematics and physics and has been umpiring netball since the age of 12.
A girl and a geek, she says: "I am caught halfway in between both worlds, so to speak."