I am foremostly a physicist, graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2018 with a BSc in physics. As part of my undergraduate degree I studied abroad for a year at the University of Guelph in Canada. At Guelph I undertook courses in climate sciences. I was intrigued by how much physics and mathematics were involved in climate science, which inspired me to enrol in a Master’s degree in climate physics at Utrecht University.
During this two year MSc degree, I was able to spend 9 months on my thesis research project. My thesis was in atmospheric chemistry and was entitled “Diurnal Evolution of the Oxygen Isotope Anomaly of CO2 Above a Forest Ecosystem”. This project involved studying oxygen isotopes in atmospheric carbon dioxide, in order to try to better constrain the biospheric component of the carbon cycle, through laboratory measurements and model simulations.