What is your job title?

Education Assistant, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Please describe your journey into STEM?

I studied Biology at the University of Sheffield and through my degree worked in the on-site museum organising and running trips with local schools. We ran days where the children were everything from 'Bone Detectives' to 'Pond Dipping Experts' and from there I found my passion for science education!

What is a STEM-related question or challenge you would love to solve one day?

I would love for science journals to be more accessible for the general public, and for it to be more common for everyone to be up to date with current research. From my experience in academia the jargon is almost impossible, shutting out anyone with low science capital and making them feel like it is not for them, or something they would not understand. I would love to develop a straight forward way for people in disadvantaged communities to engage with current science more easily.

Why do you think the Great Science Share for Schools is important?

I think it is super important for spreading knowledge and enthusiasm for science throughout communities. It ensures that children with a love of science have an outlet to discover new passions within STEM subjects and investigate their burning questions and theories in a space with like-minded individuals.