What do you do?
I am a Bio-Energy Specialist on algae, an Environmental biotechnologist analysing biochemical processes
Why did you choose this field?
I did my PhD in deriving energy from microalgae and seaweed. Hence wanted to pursue something that I have been trained on and had found fascinating. Also this field offered me a way to continue in my favourite learning subject of biochemistry.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
For a girl from a small village in India, to have a life and career in the UK
Why do you love working in STEM?
My lab, and the tiny microalgae, and long leafy seaweed
Best advice for next generation?
Listen to your heart, STEM is for everyone, if you love what you do, that's what you should pursue.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
"Dream, Dream, Dream!" APJ Abdul Kalam