Florence Schechter

Florence Schechter

Florence is a science communicator, comedian and founder of the Vagina Museum. In 2017, she started the project to build the world’s first bricks and mortar museum about the gynaecological anatomy and came Highly Commended in the Women of the Future Awards in the Arts and Culture category for her work.¬†After graduating in 2014 with a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham (she really likes Bs), she started her science communication career. Having built up a science YouTube channel with over one million views, she interned at QI, the hit BBC show, for eight months and was the main researcher on their app “Qiktionary”. In 2016, she enrolled in the Wellcome Trust-funded “Talent Factory”, a mentorship programme for emerging science communication talent in the UK. For the past two years, she has sat on the Trajectory, Ideas and Ambassadors Board of Cheltenham Science Festival, which advises on programming and strategy for the annual festival. She lives in London and enjoys cooking, crochet and napping.

 

Twitter: @floschechter

Website: www.floschechter.com

Photo credit (c) Steve Cross