No I didn’t always know, I didn’t really know what I wanted to be when I was younger. At school I chose A levels which interested me and I was good at chemistry and maths. This led me to do a degree in chemical engineering and after that I saw an opportunity to do a specialist masters in water and wastewater at the same university where I’m still studying my PhD. I thought water treatment would be really interesting, as well as a useful subject. The course also included an 18 month placement with a water company so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get started in engineering.