PhD Researcher, Geneva Observatory
Don't let anyone ever tell you that you're not good enough.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I hunt for planets outside of our solar system by using some of the largest telescopes in the world.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
I was always interested in astronomy looking up at the night sky. I got involved in researching exoplanets after spending one year working at the Australian National University and then I knew that I wanted to pursue a PhD.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
I have discovered planets! As well as recently I was awarded a fellowship by the European Space Agency to continue my research at the Space Telescope Science Institute in the US and I can't believe that a space agency wants to pay me to do science!
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I love learning and discovering new things. Every day is different.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
Don't let anyone ever tell you that you're not good enough. Believe in yourself.
INSPO / FUN FACT
“Take pride in how far you've come and have faith in how far you can go.”