Victoria grew up in Lesotho and South Africa and has always had a passion for wildlife and protecting the environment. She obtained her B.Sc. Honours degree in biodiversity and ecology from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2006 and then went on to do a Masters degree in Integrative Bioscience at Oxford University in 2008. Upon returning...
I did a maths degree at Oxford but I got increasingly interested in applying maths to other areas of science as I learned more about how seemingly simple equations can explain so many aspects of how things work. Maths is a good background for studying all sorts of science, as a lot of it is about problem solving and breaking things down to...
I always enjoyed the hands-on aspects of science experiments, mechanical gadgets and photography so by the time I went to Oxford university as an undergraduate I felt particularly drawn to learning more about trees; probably due to some distant memory of trees and forests in various children’s books, so plant biology was a natural direction.
I’ve always loved being outdoors and surrounded by nature. From an early age I was fortunate enough to have experiences that taught me that protecting our planet is more than just counting species, or putting up fences, it’s about working with people to find solutions. As an undergrad I studied Environmental Geography and International...
Kate Watkins loved the sciences as a student, but wasn’t sure which area to focus on. By choosing to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, she was able to study many different subjects. During her second year she studied Psychology and was hooked.