Selina Groh


I am queer and I am a paleontologist. //

I’m currently a PhD student in vertebrate paleontology at University College London. My research focuses on the evolution of crocodiles, alligators and gavials—I want to know how they and their over 500 extinct relatives are related and how they spread throughout the Earth over time. Being a bi/pansexual non-binary trans dude comes with its own challenges and often makes me feel isolated in the scientific community, but my close research colleagues and supervisors have all been very supportive so far and it helps that I very much love my research topic and work (dead things are great). I try to do as many outreach activities as I can to show especially younger people that everyone can be a scientist.