Bradon Forest School, Purton, Wiltshire (for GCSES)
Cirencester College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire (for A Levels)
Cardiff University (BSc)
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus (MSc)
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (PhD)
4 A levels (Biology, Chemistry, History, Law)
MSc Conservation & Biodiversity
PhD Biology- I studied the social behaviour of the Trinidadian guppy
Bookseller (several times!),
Hospital Admin Assistant,
Biology Department UCAS representative,
Peer Review Officer at a Science Funding Organisation,
Funding Coordinator at University of Hull,
Teaching Assistant at Carleton University
Projects and Communications Manager
Tree of Life Programme, Sanger Institute
My pronouns are:
I’m someone who loves nature and the environment, so I joined the Darwin Tree of Life team to try and help scientists protect it!
I’m the Projects and Communications manager in the Tree of Life programme. My team help run the public engagement activities and publish the scientific papers about our research. Previously I did a PhD in fish friendships!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Helps science happen
What was your favourite subject at school?
Biology, History and French
What did you want to be after you left school?
Loads of things! Highlights include a marine biologist, a doctor, a teacher and a barrister!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I got detention for talking to my friend during physics class...
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I'd like to be David Attenborough, but I think that job is taken...
What's your favourite food?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1) A carbon-neutral teleport device (so I can quickly visit friends in Canada), 2) an extra 3 hours a day dedicated to reading books and 3) the ability to win GBBO!
Tell us a joke.
Why do fungi have to pay double fare on buses? Because they take up too mushroom (sorry)