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After Essex: In Conversation with Anushree Srivastava

We'll be joined by life sciences graduate and astrobiologist Anushree Srivastava.

  • Thu 12 Nov 20

    12:00 - 13:00

  • Online

    Zoom

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Alumni Relations

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After Essex celebrates the journeys and accomplishments of our diverse and inspiring alumni around the globe.

 

Anushree Srivastava (MSc Biotechnology, 2016) dedicates her career to the exploration of planet Mars.

Originally from Northern India, Anushree was inspired to study at Essex after reading an article on astrobiology research conducted by Dr Terry McGenity from the School of Life Sciences.

The knowledge and experience Anushree gained during her Masters helped her to secure a position as Crew Biologist with The Mars Society. Straight after graduation she took part in a simulation mission in the Utah desert, a landscape as close to Mars as can be found on Earth. For her participation and contribution to the mission, she was shortlisted as a finalist in the British Council UK Alumni Awards in 2018.

Since then, Anushree has taken part in various other projects to support further research of the planet and worked for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission in the USA.

She is now studying for a PhD in Astrobiology where her research focuses on understanding the saline environments of Mars. 

Live from India, and in conversation with Dr Terry McGenity, Anushree joins us to discuss her extraordinary journey after Essex.  

Have a question for Anushree? Send your questions in advance to alumni@essex.ac.uk or ask on the day using the Q&A function. 

For the Zoom joining link, please check your email booking confirmation. 

Whitney Joseph graduated from Essex in 2012 with an LLB Law and is now a Banking & Finance Associate at Mayer Brown International. State-school educated, an ethnic minority and diagnosed with sickle cell disease, Whitney has faced many challenges throughout her education and career, but it hasn't stopped her.

Alongside her legal career Whitney is a passionate social mobility ambassador for the Law Society England and Wales, she also founded The City Prescription, an online platform sharing stories of people living and working with sickle cell disease to provide support and inspiration for young people with the condition.Whitney is a truly inspirational graduate. 

In conversation with Dr Ugochi Amajuoyi, School of Law, Whitney joins us to share her experience at Essex and discuss the impressive career she has carved in just eight years.

Have a question for Whitney? Send your questions in advance to alumni@essex.ac.uk or ask on the day using the Q&A function. 

For the Zoom joining link, please check your email booking confirmation. 

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