Welcome to my page – you found me!
I have recently graduated from university and after having an incredible time studying Biological Sciences, I realised my passion was in science communication. That’s when I developed the idea to start a blog! Now where to begin..
I have always been fascinated by science. As a student, I was naturally better at humanities but I was never engaged with those subjects – I think that is the beauty of having a passion, even though biology was difficult to study it was never boring. However, my interests didn’t really lie in the lab, I was always pulled towards ecology, marine biology and animal biology; studying things that people can actually see and relate to.
My favourite thing to do in my spare time was to watch nature documentaries. There isn’t one person I know that dislikes David Attenborough, he is the nation’s sweetheart. I remember watching his documentaries as a child and being totally in awe of the animals, the environments and the narrative. How could one person win the hearts of so many? Of people from all walks of life, all ages, even people that weren’t interested in science adored him. It is incredible that one person, just one voice, can inspire a generation and make a country fall in love with the natural world. Documentaries like that give people the opportunity to experience the whole world from their own home. I think that is the key, right there, to give people the chance to experience it. As Sir David Attenborough famously said: no one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.
That is where my interest in science communication began – if I could provide a new experience, ignite that amazement, that bubbling excitement in just a few people with the stories I tell, I would be happy. This is science for the public – understandable, relatable and (hopefully!) interesting. And what a perfect career; the opportunity to learn about what I love and chat about it!
So I hope you enjoy my stories, stay tuned