She/Her or They/Them
I am queer/pansexual and I am a PhD student in nutritional ecology and ecological stoichiometry.//
I am a nutritional ecophysiologist working in freshwater systems. I am currently working on my PhD at Trent University in Ontario having received my undergrad and masters degrees in the UK. I am interested in the effects of poor nutrition on aquatic invertebrates and I work on identifying nutritional indicators which can help us with the long term monitoring of freshwater bodies. As a woman in STEM, I have had people to look up to and have seen most institutions at least make an effort to encourage women into STEM (albeit not always successfully) but I feel like queer scientists are a bit more hidden and there is less effort to discuss our presence and struggles, hence posting my story – there’s a lot of us!!