Sophie is a Marine scientist from New Zealand. She previously studied glow in the dark scallops to help make NZ scallop fishery more sustainable. Now here in Melbourne, she teaches students with ages ranging from prep to university about varying topics from weather science and clouds in a bottle to sustainability in engineering. She still likes to play in rock pools and collect shells at the beach though!!
In the future she’s tossing up whether to become famous, get back into fisheries science or keep getting people excited about science.
“Existing at a point where science meets storytelling, Laborastory is a night of five scientists telling stories about personal heroes from their field.
Sometimes serious but often funny, this different take on storytelling will switch on your scientific brain and you might even learn something!"
”The Laborastory is great for two main reasons. Firstly, there's nothing quite like listening to someone talk about something they deeply understand - and who understands science better than scientists? Secondly, most of history's greatest scientists were batshit insane, so the stories about them are always top-notch."
”So much fun! It should be required post-grad/doc/prof experience!"
— Dr Colin Hales
“As for the storytelling itself, for the most part it was roll-on-the-floor funny. These guys and gals were naturals. Or, perhaps, they have inhaled, imbibed or injected so many weird chemicals that they are actually cracked. Either way, it was a great night."
— Bait for Bookworms