Joana Flores

Joana Flores

Your parents don’t have strong links with natural sciences. What made you interested in science and biology in the first place? I got the idea of becoming a scientist quite early on – when I was 5 or 6, my cousin, who is a chemist, took me to her university and showed...
Gladys Maina

Gladys Maina

One of four sisters, Gladys was brought up by her mother, a primary school teacher, in a Kenyan village in Nyahururu. Her mother did all she could to provide her daughters with an education and a career, and perhaps that is where Gladys gets her resilience from:...
Nicola Filzmoser

Nicola Filzmoser

You studied Corporate Communications at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication in your home country, Austria. As a teenager, when did you realise that’s what you wanted to study? Well, that’s a tricky one. Realistically, at...
Tamsin Holland Brown

Tamsin Holland Brown

Growing up in the UK, Tamsin’s entry into the world of medicine was far from an easy ride. ‘I enjoyed science, but I wasn’t at the top of the class. So, when I was given careers advice, I was told not to do medicine or science and to stick with arts subjects,’ she...
Sarah Leiter

Sarah Leiter

Playing a Paralympic sport for Britain, and learning the hard way how to deal with setbacks, have helped Sarah achieve her ambition of becoming a doctor, despite having a rare eye disease. She was born with albinism, which left her with only ten per cent of normal...