Hollie and Science Geekette

Hollie is awesome, this girl has a wonderful sense of humour and takes you on a really fun science journey. And she is working on a field of science that’s less widely known – lasers! So if you’ve been curious to see what other STEM fields or professions there are, you need to follow this beautiful human!

Follow Hollie on social media and learn about her story below!

About Hollie

I studied physics at university but I was always more intrigued by applications rather than fundamental physics. Now I’m doing research to develop a technique for high precision distance measurements using lasers for industrial applications. I’m really excited about the idea that the outcomes of my research may be used by people within my lifetime!

How did you get into tech?

I studied physics at university and now I’m doing a postgrad in photonics engineering. I love combining what I’ve produced being hands-on in the lab, with the code I’ve written to control or test it.

What languages/technologies do you have the most experience in?

Photonics, specifically developing lasers. I code in Matlab which is similar to C++.

What are you currently learning/practising?

I’m working towards getting my EngD in Applied Photonics. I’m hoping to finish in 2020.

What are your favourite resources to learn/stay updated on tech?

sciencedaily.com is a great website to quickly find the latest science and tech news.

What would people learn about by following you?

Follow me to see what it’s like to work in a laser lab. It’s very different from traditional biology and chemistry labs people usually imagine when they think of science!

What inspired you to start sharing your experiences on social media?

I wanted to provide another example of what a woman working in STEM looks like.

How can we get in touch with you?

DM me on Instagram or Twitter!

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iPhone or Android?

iPhone

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

Chocolate

What’s the next place you want to travel to?

Rome

How many hours of sleep do you need to get to feel like yourself?

8

What is your superpower?

I don’t mean to brag but dogs love me.

Haha that’s the best superpower ever!! Can you share some of that with me, please? I need more puppy love in my life!

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