Having completed my Mechanical Engineering studies at Newcastle University I joined the Royal Navy in 2006. On completion of training I worked on Sea King and Merlin Naval Air Squadrons. From there I have worked in a diverse number of jobs including training, an operational tour in Afghanistan, an engineering support job and policy. Alongside my career I have undertaken further academic studies with both Portsmouth and Cranfield Universities and remain committed to my role as a STEM Ambassador both internal and external to the Royal Navy – I passionately encourage others, particularly females into STEM careers. Outside of work I enjoy life in the countryside, horse riding (as long as I’m not falling off!), shooting and time on the water.