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St. MacDara's C.C, University College Dublin, University of Limerick
BSc. Medicinal Chemistry, MSc. Chemistry
Junior Einsteins, University of Limerick, Medtronic
About Me: Hi, I'm Sarah. I work for a medical device company in Galway that makes products to help people with diseases of the heart and blood vessels. In my spare time, I like to go surfing along the Wild Atlantic Way or spend time in nature.
I grew up in Dublin with one brother and one sister. Now I live in Galway with a friend from Spain. I speak a bit of Spanish, French and Irish. I like surfing and spending time in nature. I like to travel and have been to a lot of amazing places. I travelled to India to teach English & Maths to children in Kolkata. My favourite food is cheese, especially Brie! I like to meditate and practice yoga to help me relax. I am training to be a yoga teacher.
My Work: I am a scientist in a lab that tests chemicals. These chemicals go into making devices that help people with heart problems. The devices we make unblock blood vessels and keep people's hearts pumping.
I work for a medical device company in Galway that help to improve the lives of patients all around the world. We make products that help people with heart problems, diabetes, lung problems and nerve problems. I test chemicals that go into products for the heart, like tiny balloons that help to unblock blood vessels and pacemakers that help keep people’s hearts beating. Before I worked here I was in university, looking at new antibiotics to help people with bacterial infections to feel better.
My Typical Day: Usually, I test chemicals in the lab to make sure they are safe to put into our products to help patients with heart problems.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Creative, curious & kind
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Florence & The Machine
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Surfing with dolphins in Bundoran
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to be a doctor but now I am happy helping patients through science
What was your favourite subject at school?
It's close between Biology & English - I love science but I also love to read
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
My science teacher in school
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
I would probably be a surf instructor - I love the beach, surfing and teaching other people how to surf