Alex really enjoyed her tenure as the graduate representative on the BSDB committee from August 2015 – July 2018. Along with Michelle Ware, Alex created this careers website based on feedback obtained via the 2015 survey of student and postdoc BSDB members. Together they also organised a special writing competition in 2018 to celebrate the society’s 70th birthday. She also helped organise the 2016, 2017 and 2018 BSDB Annual Spring Meetings, focusing on the student and postdoc social, science breakfasts, networking evenings and the careers event. You can read more about what she got up to here. When not having fun with the BSDB or throwing pots, she studied in the Anne Ferguson-Smith laboratory at the University of Cambridge.