Tell us a little bit about your background...
My background is situated in the natural sciences, starting as an undergraduate in BSc Marine Biology at the University of Plymouth (2009-2012). Time was spent exploring the rocky shore, going out on boats and learning about the amazing marine life. My dissertation researched the diet of the juvenile cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, which involved many hours of dissections! I moved abroad to study MSc Climate Change at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark (2015-2017), and my thesis researched climate change education in international schools in southeast Asia. This was a very interesting time to be studying such an important global topic, coinciding with the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Tell us about your visit to King's and ECS – how did it come about and why did you want to come here?
King's has an excellent global reputation and I found the opportunity to carry out a research stay abroad to be very appealing. My Danish fiancé moved to London for work in the autumn of last year and, after living abroad for almost six years, I was very keen to spend a few months closer to family here in England. I grew up near Cambridge, so not that far at all!
Did you come to London? What was it like?
I travelled from Denmark in mid-March 2021 and spent 10 days in quarantine, as well as having multiple COVID tests. In the past, I have always felt like more of a tourist when visiting London for the day, so it is a fun experience to live here! I’ve found the city to be much quieter than I’m used to, so I’ve been taking lots of walks to explore the amazing history found all over the place.