Meet the Team – Megan

Megan is currently working as an immunology Research Associate after graduating with a BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences. Originally from North Wales, Megan made the trip down south for her degree, and has since sparked a passion for public engagement.

Megan spent time with Dr Daniel Morse as a CUROP (Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme) funded summer student during his postdoctoral work at Cardiff University, working on mixed-microorganism biofilms, and was also heavily involved in the previous outreach group Daniel created. Since then, Megan was keen to continue delivering these public engagement activities, and so accepted an offer to become a core team member of Show Me The Science. Megan, as a fluent Welsh language speaker, is also our Head of Welsh Language too!

Quick Fire Q&A!

Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite food: Strawberries
Favourite number: 5

Favourite car: My wonderful little green Corsa! It may not be fast or cool but it’s taken me to so many wonderful places and has been so important in forming great memories with my friends.

What inspires me: Knowing that what I do could make a difference one day. I have loved learning about the science of all the things around us since I was a child, so I can’t wait to start answering some questions of my own one day.

Three words that describe me: Driven, enthusiastic, and curious.

If you weren’t doing science, what would you be doing? I have always loved to perform, so I would have continued with ballet school and pursued a theatre career.

What do you like most about being a scientist? As a student, I’m still in the process of learning how to be a scientist; however, I love learning something new every day. The world is such a complicated place, and being able to understand it just a little bit better is the best thing!

Name three things you can’t live without/get you motivated: Music, books and my wonderful friends who always support me and cheer me up!

What one piece of advice would you give someone thinking about a scientific/STEM career? You are always far more capable than you think, so don’t be afraid to take a chance. Inspiration comes from the strangest of places, so don’t hold back if you find something interesting.

You can follow Megan on social media platforms Instagram (@megan.j.hughes) and Twitter (@meganj_h5)