Ashley Kent is a science communicator with more than 10 years’ experience. Originally from Chicago, she studied biology and chemistry before moving to England. While studying at Newcastle University for a Master’s in Medical Genetics, she stumbled into science communication at the Centre for Life Science Centre.

After working directly with the public communicating science and presenting live science shows, she then moved into organising science festivals and events. She has worked for organisations such as Newcastle ScienceFest, Maker Faire UK, Great Exhibition of the North, and Cheltenham Science Festival.

As a freelance events organiser, Ashley can create festival programmes, individual events and conferences too. She specialises in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) but can turn a hand to anything.

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