I’ve been excited by Geology since my childhood, as expected growing up in Cumbria, in the North of England. It was my favourite A level subject and I quickly decided to study Geology at Degree level. I was accepted into Worcester College, Oxford and matriculated 2010. I stayed at Oxford for my DPhil, starting in 2014, on an STFC funded studentship. I am working on the stable isotope fractionation of Nickel in planetary materials, with my supervisors; Prof Alex Halliday, and Dr Jane Barling. My research involves ion exchange column chemistry in the clean suite, and analysis of samples on a Nu MC-ICP-MS.