Women in STEM: Chloe Lieng

Cloe Lieng on her graduation day

My 55th guest is Chloe Lieng, a passionate post graduate student in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.

Hi Chloe Lieng! First of all would you like to tell us something about you?

I studied Marine Biology for my undergraduate degree and now I’m doing my Master’s in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.

When did you start your Twitter account? How did you get the idea?

I started my Twitter because my friend suggested that it would be a good way to network.

Can you tell us something about how you balance work and private life? 

I make sure to always put my mental health first- it’s okay to be selfish!

During your academic studies how many women were in course? Why in your opinion?

60:40 women to men.

Have you ever felt harassed or being kept apart as a scholar because you are a woman?

Nope. Not that I know of.

How did you become passionate about science?

Growing up, the ocean had always fascinated me. What lies in the half of our world covered by water more than two miles deep? Upon taking a class in Cell Biology and Microbiology, I became fascinated with the influence that microorganisms can have on a global scale, specifically the symbioses they share with humans. Through my undergraduate and master’s degree, I have explored diverse research areas and coursework, moving from broad-scale ecology to the micro-scale molecular techniques.

Would you like to talk briefly about what you do?

I am currently doing my Master’s at Imperial College London on the MRes Molecular and Cellular Biosciences programme.

A proud Chloe Lieng

Thank you so much for your time. Lastly, can you give any advice to girls interested in STEM?

Network early on and always ask for advice!

Follow Chloe Lieng on Twitter.

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