I work at Imperial College London in the Chemistry department, teaching PhD students how to prototype, fix and build. I also work a lot in the entrepreneurial space, supporting courses and encouraging students to explore their ideas further.
I spent 3 years working in architecture, based in Shanghai, China, before falling in love with 3D printers and becoming a designer/maker. Continuing to use my graphics and design skillsets I learnt during this time, I still speak a bit of Mandarin Chinese and I’m passionate about human centred design and equality, diversity and inclusion.
I since moved to London and have previously worked at the Advanced Hackspace and the Fab Lab where I was a designer & technician, experimenting with different machines, materials and techniques. I am a keen science communicator and regularly take to the stage to introduce the world of making to different audiences. I speak on podcasts and at conferences but mostly I perform stand-up comedy about 3D printing, which has taken me to various festivals across the UK and in 2018 I took my own show, Making It, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.