Polished Professionals: Teresa Ambrosio

Thanks to Paige from the cosmeticcomposition.com for featuring me as Polished Professional. I talked abot my selfcare routine and the products I use daily. Hope to break the stereotypes around femal scientists and fashion.

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I am thrilled to be kicking off 2019’s first #PolishedProfessionals featuring Teresa Ambrosio, who you may know more from her killer SciComm Instagram account. Teresa frequently writes about women in STEM fields, her own research, and the importance of mental health for PhD students. Creator of the hashtag #featurethechemistry Teresa has been a huge influencer for bringing chemistry posts to a wider audience on social media. Read our interview below to learn more about how beauty plays a role in Teresa’s life.

Elevator Pitch

My name is Teresa, a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. I do research in the field of catalysis, which means finding ways to speed up very slow chemical reactions.

For you, does beauty play a role in being a scientist? If yes, how?

I think it’s important for women to feel comfortable in their own skin. If this involves fancy clothing, make up…

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