Highly motivated Master's student in Physics with Space Science and Technology with a passion for space, programming and science communication, aiming for a successful career in the space industry.
University of Leicester Leicester, UK
MPhys Physics with Space Science and Technology - Predicted 2:1 - September 2013 - July 2017
-Searching for Variable Sources: Made use of differential photometry programmes to detect the Active Galactic Nuclei in NGC 5548 in a crowded star field, and characterised its light curve.
-The Formation of Hot Jupiters: Summarised the debate about the formation of hot Jupiters and how they came to be in close, short-period orbits around their star, including in situ formation.
Third Year Projects:
-Detecting Transiting Exoplanets: Lead a team of 4 in the programming side of a project to implement the transit photometry method to observe and characterise the exoplanet WASP-33 b.
-Catching and Disposing of Space Junk: Project manager of a team of 5. Analysed suitability of proposed methods of deorbiting an uncontrolled defunct satellite from LEO and presented findings to Airbus Defence & Space.
Nara Women's University Nara, Japan
Research Question: Why is the world green? - Grade A - August 2016
A ten day cultural and scientic exchange programme - part taught, part research - on the topic of local and international ecology with a focus on the diet of Sika Deer in Nara.
Colyton Grammar School Devon, UK
Secondary Education 2006 - 2013
Treasurer - March 2017 - Present
-Manages UKSEDS' accounting records and yearly budget. Responsible for issuing and paying invoices, and regularly reporting finance updates to the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
-Responsible for management of approximately 35 staff, liaising with academics and industry, running outreach events, and the organisation and financial control of the National Student Space Conference for up to 300 students and young professionals.
Careers Team - March 2016 - Present
-Lead the organisation of Reinventing Space Careers Conference held at The Royal Society for 100 undergraduates. Engaged with speakers from space agencies, and upstream and downstream companies.
-Website management of SpaceCareers.uk and providing subscribers with monthly newsletters on jobs, internships and competitions in the space industry, and giving individual careers advice.
National Space Centre Leicester, UK
Space Crew Team, Corporate Team - Sep 2014 - Nov 2016
-Worked as part of a team in a multi-skilled role, which included excellent customer care, ticketing, catering, retail, and being an exhibition guide. Provided a smart and friendly 'face of the Space Centre'.
Space School UK Leicester, UK
Senior Mentor - July 2014 - Present
-Lecturing on exoplanet detection, and ESA space missions, leading programming workshops.
-Responsible for the pastoral care of young people aged between 13-18 during the summer programme; strong abilities to work with young people with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
-Training Junior Mentors on methods of teaching, outreach, and leading groups of young people.
Sandeld Close Primary School Leicester, UK
Placement, Space Camp Volunteer - March 2016 - Present
- Placement included delivering lessons on simple physics topics; working closely with students with SEN.
- Run outreach activities at Space Camp, and helping expand the programme to local primary schools.
Student Societies Leicester, UK
President, Treasurer - Sept 2014 - July 2016
-President: Physics Society. Managed a team; ran events including Solar Eclipse Viewing" for 2,000 people, a trip to CERN for 60 students, and the Physics Ball, increasing attendees by 40%.
-Treasurer: Physics Society, Astronomy and Rocketry Society. Responsible for budgeting and analysis and control of the finances. Increased funds by over 50% for both societies through events and merchandise.
Analytical and Technical Skills
-Procient in R, C, Python, LATEX, photometry packages (PHOTOM, ISIS2.2, IRAF/PYRAF, GAIA), Microsoft Office, Slack, Con uence, Jira, Google Drive.
- Competent with a range of laboratory equipment and piCETL 20" and 12" telescopes.
Awards and Achievements
-The Dean's Award - Nara Women's University 2016 - Awarded for highest quality of work on the programme.
-Advancing Gender Equality - University of Leicester 2016 - Nominated by academics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for ongoing work.
-AstroTech - 96.7% - The University of Edinburgh 2015 - Self directed 6 week MOOC (Coursera) on the technology used by astronomers.
-Represented the Royal Astronomical Society - House of Commons 2015 - Chosen to address the Science and Technology Select Committee at the Voice of the Future event.
Addressed NASA Astronaut Chris Hadeld - University of Leicester 2013 - Chosen to give a talk about the cause of aurorae and demonstrate the Planeterella.
Science outreach (STEM Ambassador), gliding, learning Japanese and German, making jams and preserves.
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