Sense about Science
Ilaina joined Sense about Science shortly after completing her research MSc in immunology from Trinity College Dublin. While doing her MSc, Ilaina was involved in many public engagement & science communications activities including teaching teenagers laboratory techniques, competing in FameLab and performing in Bright Club. After a year of bioinformatics research, Ilaina realised she was much more passionate about making societal impact through speaking about science, than she was doing the science. She also has experience in social entrepreneurship, working with government bodies and corporations to help them address social challenges in novel ways. Ilaina is the head of international public engagement, training and marketing and coordinates projects across the EU such as the Voice of Young Science network and Evidence Matters, mobilising researchers, community groups and policymakers to stand up for science and evidence.