It was an ordinary morning. I was walking into work as a research student at the Natural History Museum in London. Clattering along the mosaic-tiled floors, into the Origin of Species corridor, past the marble statue of Charles Darwin, and pausing for a moment to glance fondly at the slight tatty stuffed Quagga. This extinct horse stood alone in its glass cabinet, with a poignant little bullet hole in its backside that spoke of its final moments on Earth.
On that journey into the department of entomology, I realised I was not going to be a scientist, and that what I really wanted to do was be a journalist. That realisation set me on one of the most exciting adventures of my life. And in the 25 years since, I have had the privilege to work with some of the finest journalists, editors, scientists, and entrepreneurs around the world. And on some of the most important stories of our age. From the rise of genomics, to the birth of private space, to the global pandemic of 2020, I've had a front-row seat to some of the most amazing stories of the last few decades.
I've won numerous awards for my work over the years. I work in print, audio, and film.
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