The Team

Karolina
Karolina
President

Karolina (she/her) has been writing for EUSci since September of her first year. She is now in her third year as an undergraduate student studying chemistry. In her free time, Karolina enjoys reading queer and feminist theory, embroidery and pole dancing. She is also interested in politics and sustainable development.

Lucy
Lucy
Treasurer

Lucy is a third year undergraduate Theoretical Physics student with an interest in biophysics. She has been writing and editing for the magazine for a year and is excited to take up a role on the committee. She strongly believes in the importance of discussing the social, political and ethical implications of science, both within the formal scientific community and the general public more broadly. Outside of university, Lucy enjoys cooking, reading, and pretending she has more interesting hobbies.

Samantha
Samantha
Treasurer

Samantha is a PhD student at the Institute of Molecular Plant Science and has developed a passion for comunicating science in a fun way by taking part in the Three Minute Thesis competition, working with high school students in the lab and through illustrating and editing for EuSci. 

Apple
Apple
Editor-in-Chief

Apple (she/her) is a first year PhD student in Molecular Plant Sciences. She has recently started contributing to articles and magazines and wants to pursue a science communication career in the future. She’s interested in reading about neuroscience, psychology and biotechnology. Apart from EUSci, Apple is a volunteer of BioPod (the official podcast of the School of Biological Sciences) and can be found on one of Scotland’s hills/mountains on most weekends.

Harry
Harry
Head Copy Editor

Harry (he/him) is using satellite images to map changes in tropical forests for his PhD. Whilst remote sensing and climate change are now his main focus, he still takes a broad interest in physics (which he studied as an undergraduate) and maths. His free time used to be spent seeking a mixture of peace and adrenaline in the hills, but thanks to the pandemic, he is learning to appreciate his back garden and the parks of Edinburgh.

Jessie
Jessie
Head Sub-Editor

Jessie (she/her) is a 4th year Integrated Masters student studying Physics. She has been editing for the magazine for two years, and is the current Head Sub-editor for the magazine. She has a strong interest in science communication and has her own podcast called Delving into Academics, in which she interviews Professors on their current research. As well as this, Jessie enjoys photography, reading, and is also the president of the Physics Society.

Tara
Tara
News Blog Editor

Tara (she/her) is a 3rd year Biological Sciences student, who is specialising in Immunology. She has written for the website several times and is now the current online News Editor. She is passionate about disease and the importance of public education on this matter, and believes that science should be accessible to all. Outside of EUSci, Tara is involved in the Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine Society, and enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and reading.

Ailie
Ailie
Features/Opinions Blog Editor

Ailie (she/her) is a fourth year undergraduate Biological Sciences student with a big interest in all things brains after spending a sandwich year in industry doing neuroscience research. She wants to pursue a career in research and believes that all scientists have a responsibility to share their work with the public in a fun and accessible way to inspire our next generation of geniuses and make science a less exclusive club. Outside of uni life Ailie can be found up a hill at home with her dog, jamming on piano and guitar, or searching for Edinburgh’s best hot chocolate – and always in dungarees.

Clara
Clara
Art Editor

Clara (she/her/they) is a Masters student studying Science Communication and Public Engagement. She joined the magazine as an art editor in October 2019 and also contributes her writing and art. Clara has a background in Animal Behaviour and enjoys spending her free time drawing, fussing her cat and watching nature documentaries.

Isha
Isha
Layout Editor

Isha Prabhu (She/her) is a third year undergraduate chemistry student, who joined the EUSci layout and art editorial teams in May 2019, after writing and illustration for that year’s issue. She enjoys drawing for fun, socializing and cooking without recipes. She has also recently begun to learn how to swing dance, and hopes to read more scientific writing while working with the magazine.

Eve
Eve
Layout Editor

Eve (she/her) is a third year student studying biomedical sciences. She’s been writing for EUSci for a couple of years and is now one of the Layout Editors on the magazine. Eve is interested in creating content which is both accessible and educational to people from all backgrounds. Outside of the magazine Eve is also the illustrations editor at the Student Newspaper and part of the Female Voice Choir and the EUTC. 

Emily
Emily
Website Editor

Emily (she/her) is a third year Biological Sciences (Biotechnology) student, with interests in web design and science communication resulting in her becoming the new website editor in September 2020. She is passionate about making science accessible to everyone, and encouraging people to become more engaged with new scientific discoveries. In her spare time, Emily can be found watching old films, reading, or in one of Edinburgh’s many cafes. 

Kruthika
Kruthika
Website Art Editor and Illustrator

Kruthika (she/her) is a research scientist in immunology. She is a new addition to the EUSci team and she makes illustrations for the website. She enjoys creating art, traveling, singing and cooking vegetarian food. She is passionate about scientific communication and sustainable living.   

 

Geofrey
Geofrey
Social Media/Marketing Officer

Geofrey (he/him) is a second year Medicinal and Biological Chemistry student at the University of Edinburgh. He is a  media enthusiast and has been part of the EUSci team since October 2019 but had been an ardent reader long before. He is passionate about leveraging social media as a tool to promote access to useful information particularly science. Playing the guitar, piano, singing, writing, reading, advocating for sleep and football dominate most of his free time. Geofrey is also keenly interested in social entrepreneurship and governance.

Heather
Heather
Social Media/Marketing Team Leader

Heather (she/her) is a second year Biological Sciences student who has been writing and editing for EUSci since her first term. She is a passionate environmentalist, and a keen advocate of making science more accessible and elevating forgotten voices in the history of science. Outside of university, she enjoys reading, embroidery, and other grandma-esque activities.

 

Xi (Ian)
Xi (Ian)
Social Media Officer

Ian (he/him) is a third year Medicinal and Biological Chemistry student. He is new to EUSci and will be writing for the magazine in the near future. Ian is particularly interested in environmental science and pharmacology and is passionate about improving scientific communication to the general public. In his spare time, he hosts events and plays video games.

Ishbel
Ishbel
Content Creator

Ishbel (she/her) is interested in all things science communication and hopes to pursue a career in this field after graduating from her Chemistry degree. She is particularly enthusiastic about the environmental applications of her course. Outside of her role as a Content Creator, Ishbel spends her time writing articles for the magazine as well as spinning and jumping around on the ice, practicing her figure skating routines.

Pligne
Pligne
Outreach Director

Pligne (she/her) is a fourth year Biological Sciences student, specialising in biochemistry. She is a new recruit to the team and is excited to grow the EuSci network further. She is particularly interested in the interface between science, commerce and the law. And surprise, surprise – she emerged from lockdown an avid cook and (poor) baker.

Helena
Helena
Podcast Editor

Helena (she/her) is a research assistant in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences. She has been writing for EUSci for a couple of years, on a mission to share her passion for science with more people. Helena is on many missions, which include being more sustainable, improving her swing dancing and finding out all of the fun facts.

Tom
Tom
Podcast Host

Tom (he/him) is a recent biology graduate and aspiring wildlife conservationist. He has written for EUSci since 2018 and is excited to be hosting the new podcast (he really hopes you like it). Tom believes science communicators that can present complex ideas in a clear and engaging manner are so important. Speaking of which, have you read the latest issue…? In his spare time, Tom likes to climb walls or scuba dive the (cold, so cold) shores and lochs of Scotland.