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Jessica Robinson

Collections imaging technician, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics

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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!