Our mission is to delve into the lives of successful female scientists and find out a bit more about them in effort for us (Girls in Science) to make accurate, informed decisions about our lives and educational choices...
We want to present the realities of the variety of exciting careers in science, and then help you get there with tips and tricks and inspiring stories to keep you focused along the way.
About 3 years ago, I was having a conversation with some super-bright A-level students who wanted to get into engineering; I thought I would take it upon myself to try and find out a little bit of information for them… it was through that, that I realised how scarce and how general all the information out there was. During my Biomedical Sciences degree a module for Science Communications came up and I jumped on it. I thought it was an amazing way to combine my two loves of film and television and the sciences into one great project. And so; Girls in Science was born.
We figured; not every young girl gets to have meetings with successful professional female scientists to ask about life lessons, career goals and educational experiences … so Girls in Science is about making those meetings accessible to absolutely everyone who wants to hear them.
Meet the Team
We have picked a world-class team to join us on this mission; why not meet a few of our blog writers ?
Lakechia Jeanne – Founder
Lakechia is a Biomedical Scientist from Buckinghamshire with a background in Film and Television, including past work with the BBC, Look North, ITV ,CBBC and BBC Radio Humberside. Her academic research has included Diabetes Markers relating to Social Inequalities and she is now studying an MPH Masters in Public Health. When she’s not running Girls in Science; she’s probably listening to an online sermon, or working as a part-time fitness instructor, she enjoys piano composition, photography and visiting quintessential tea rooms (of which there are many in Yorkshire)
Nicole Neiman – Content Writer
Nicole is from California and graduated with a B.S. degree in biology. She is currently pursuing a masters of Public Health as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar; and is working towards her goal of being a future physician. She moved all the way from the US to study postgrad in the UK and her research specialty is Child Health. When she is not studying in cozy cafes in York, she enjoys watching any sort of medical television show, running, shopping and lots of travelling!
Suheir Ismail – Content Writer
Suheir (her friends call her Su) is from Lebanon, she’s lived most of her life in Beirut up until she graduated as a Civil Engineer four years ago. After which she moved to Dubai which is where she currently resides and works as a Geo-technical Engineer for a renowned engineering consultancy called Atkins. She’s worked on alot of skyscrapers and has the ‘slimmest tower in the world’ as one of her many past projects. She’s an art enthusiast and also enjoys solo-travelling, is addicted to reading everything and anything and loves to write- probably dangerously addicted to it!
Eunice St. Jariel – Content Writer
Eunice is a biomedical scientist with creative endeavours. She is from the Capital City of London, and her past research interests have included genetic expressions (MRC2) in lung cancer cells. She also has a special interest in scientific imaging . Outside of the lab, she is a contemporary pianist and Christian singer/songwriter. You will catch her reading classics, composing music or studying a social science in her leisure time.
Claire Reading – Content Writer
Claire is a Postgrad student from Buckinghamshire, her experience and training is in visual neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. With BSc in Psychology, she is now studying for an MA in Social Research. Focusing on cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in face/action perception. – Claire is a keen church bellringer and is the current Master of the York Colleges Guild society of change ringers. In 2016 she assisted in the judging panel of the Ringing World National Youth Competition UK.
Jasmine Momoh – Content Writer
Jasmine is a Biomedical Scientist turned Medical Student, she spent her childhood in Nigeria before moving to England -since then, she has lived in three different counties and is known as the ‘Town Hopper’. Her past research topics have involved AD Alzheimer Disease and dementia. When shes not taking patient histories or studying relentlessly, Jasmine in an avid (and pretty phenomenal) dancer and Gospel singer.
Aliya Remtulla – Content Writer
Aliya is from Buckinghamshire, and currently reading a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Although she’s still deciding her specialty she knows that she wants to at least experience a thrilling year in hospital, with all the night shifts and on-calls. She enjoys reading, exploring the peak district, and often finds herself on a train to one city or another. When in Sheffield you’ll find her volunteering at a local youth centre (the Orchard fund) helping out to inspire the next generation of youth!
Adriana Crisóstomo Figueroa – Content Writer
Adriana is from Mexico and moved to the UK for postgraduate study in 2016. She first studied an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience in Liverpool and is now in the first year of a PhD in Earth Sciences at Leeds. As a Latina she loves dancing Salsa, travelling, meeting new people and is the type of girl who carries rocks and fossils in her backpack during fieldtrips!