“For my research project, I’m part of a team looking at climate change that took place 40 to 50 million years ago, when the Earth transitioned from ‘greenhouse’ to ‘icehouse’.
“We are analysing the geochemical processes that took place in the ocean at the time by looking at small microorganisms called Foraminifera, collected from 40-million-year-old sediments on the ocean floor.
“Before my Masters, I was working as a geologist for a coal mining company. It couldn’t be further from what I’m doing now! I love what I’m studying. It’s really interesting, and it’s also really important work.”