I completed my PhD at the University of Southampton in 2013. In the 2017/2018 academic year, I was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Texas Tech University in the US. Currently, I am a Royal Society Newton International Fellow at the University of Manchester. My area of research is X-ray binaries outside our own Galaxy. Using radio, optical and X-ray telescopes, I study how these systems form and evolve in different environments in the Local Universe. In addition to my research, I am passionate about science engagement with the public and have even started my own science communication company. In my spare time I enjoy `salsa and ballroom dancing and watching cricket.