My engineering career began at the University of York, during which I specialised in Nonlinear Control Theory. I was awarded a first class Masters in Electronics Engineering degree and was offered a PhD to continue my research on underactuated nonlinear control systems such as satellites. My research was seen to have a potential for a significant breakthrough which could lead to applications of nonlinear control for such systems.

After my second academic year, I completed an industrial placement at Philips Research where I worked on a novel method for detecting minute changes in the resonant frequency of a MEMS sensor. This was for early diagnosis of Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia as bacteria responsible for this disease produces organic biomarkers that alters the resonant frequency of our sensor.

While at university, I founded an initiative called The Travelling Code Camp (TTCC) with the aim of introducing young children to programming and inspiring them to embark on a career in technology. This is an ongoing project that I hope to expand to a national and international audience.

In search of innovation and working at the forefront of technology, I joined Dyson as a Graduate Electronics Engineer in the Robotics group. I work on the electronics hardware of our next generation of robot vacuum cleaners. During my short time here I’ve been involved in two projects, one of which has recently launched. This has included both designing new electronics hardware from scratch as well as analysing and improving existing designs.

Dyson also has a charity organisation known as the James Dyson Foundation (JDF) which holds STEM workshops for primary and secondary school children. I am an active member of JDF and have run various STEM events, some of which are specifically aimed at inspiring young females.