I’m in the fourth year of my Genetics degree in TCD and am particularly interested in computational and evolutionary genetics. I do a lot of coding and data visualisation for my research and as a hobby. I also like writing – I’ve just completed the second draft of my 77,000 word post-apocalyptic YA novel and I’ve been running a blog for the last 7 years, mainly for reviews of books and conferences. I’ve had the opportunity to travel around Europe and represent Ireland at different conferences, including public speaking at events from TEDxDrogheda to Budapest and Berlin.
I love travel and I’ve been able to do so and meet people from all around the world e.g. while representing Ireland at the T20: Solutions for G20 Summit.
Causes I’m passionate about include animal rights and environmental activism. I’ve been protesting outside the Dail every Friday since September 20th and am a GOAL Youth Advisor. I also care about disability rights and child abuse, and am currently working with the Gardai to improve the response to child abuse in Ireland.