Collections imaging technician, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics
I’ve always loved science and the natural world for as long as I can remember.
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 & 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 / FUN FACT
I love the ologies podcast!