What is your current Job Title or Role?
Design and Safety Process Engineer
What advice would you have for young women who are interested in a STEM career or job?
Go for it. Pursuing a job or career in a STEM field opens up so many possibilities for the future that you will never be short of opportunities to grow, develop and learn.
How did you get to where you are today?
I had an unconventional route into engineering. I studied languages and arts subjects at school and went to university to do politics. Not long into my first year I realised that, while I enjoyed my degree, it wasn't right for me. A few friends were studying engineering and, whenever they spoke about it, it sounded so fascinating. They were experiencing the challenge that I wanted. So I went to the Engineering School to enquire about changing courses. After a summer of studying applied maths and physics, I was accepted into a mechanical engineering programme and I've never looked back.
What do you do on a daily basis in your work?
I support production, commissioning, operations and maintenance teams to complete their work in a safe and compliant way.
Who or what inspired you to get into STEM?
My friends while I was at university. They encouraged me to find out more about getting a degree in engineering and pursuing a future in that field.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
No challenge is the same and I'm constantly having to think of new and innovative ways to solve problems.
What do you like to do outside work?
I do a lot of running and I'm on the Devon and Cornwall IMechE Committee.