Maria Vittoria Marra
Marine biology has been the centre of my world since I was 14. This has led me to get a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in marine biology and ecology back home in Italy and eventually to move to Ireland to follow the main target of my interest, i.e. sponges!
As final-year PhD student in Environmental Science at NUI Galway, I'm interested in sustainable agriculture and improving biodiversity on farms for natural pest control. Aside from research, I'm a huge gaming nerd and have been known to bake a cake or two. I am passionate about inclusive teaching, o...
Dr. Marianela Zanolla is a Marine Botanist born in Argentina. All her studies were conducted in Malaga (Spain). Her PhD dealt with the study and consequences of invasive seaweeds.
Katie is studying the importance of wild and managed pollinators to Irish natural capital, as well as exploring the public understanding of pollinators in Ireland. In her free time, Katie frequents open mic nights to share her passion for bees and other buzzing critters with pub goers.
Patrick O'Boyle Jnr
Final year zoology student in NUI Galway with a keen interest in mammal ecology and in particular, that of canids. Reared on all things science and always willing to lend a hand where needs be! Really looking forward to being part of Pint of Science 2019!
I used to say I am "Jack of all trades - master of none" but now I just think I take "an ecosystem approach" to life. I worked in administration, retail, technical support, finance and recruitment, I am also a qualified yoga teacher and a holder of a pilot's licence.