Hello, I'm Emily! I spend most of my time reacting in the lab, on the roller derby track and in my vegan kitchen. When I'm not doing any of these things you can usually find me writing, traveling, cycling, crafting or collecting anything owl or hexagon shaped.
I feel strongly about challenging the public’s perception of science and what it takes to be a scientist. Society is diverse and science should be too. I like to talk about science on Twitter (@emilyreacts) and tweet about my PhD experience using the hash tag #TweetmyPhD.
I graduated with a first class medicinal chemistry degree at the University of Surrey in 2012. The following 16 months took me on a journey through the Royal Society of Chemistry on their graduate scheme, where I was fortunate enough to write for Chemistry World, promote diversity and secure them some strategic partners. I returned to academia in 2014 to begin my PhD in natural products chemistry.