I am queer and trans and I am a biologist.//
I’ve just completed my PhD in urban bee ecology and now work in a herbarium. My real passion is science communication, and I’m planning to pursue that post-PhD. I came out as non-binary while in academia, and experienced support from my colleagues but also a lack of awareness and knowledge about trans issues. I’d love for there to be more trans visibility in science, so that people could feel more able to be themselves and have their gender/pronouns respected without having to do the work of educating people.
Instagram: @ashedwyn; Twitter: @ash_samuelson