What do you do?
We get new species that have their DNA barcoded, and I take images of specimens to represent that species.
Why did you choose this field?
I have a degree in zoology and I’ve always had an interest to peruse ecology.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
To be in my current job, considering the difficulties I had in academia I didn’t think it would be possible but it is!
Why do you love working in STEM?
I’ve always loved science and the natural world for as long as I can remember. I love waking up knowing I get to do science and contribute to biodiversity conservation.
Best advice for next generation?
Don’t be put off by any difficulties. There’s other options and support available.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
I love the ologies podcast!