Women In Science
Between 11th February, International Day of Women and Girls in Science and British Science Week 9th – 18th March), we’re introducing you to some of the amazingly talented scientists . . . who just happen to be women . . . working in Scottish salmon farming. They not only help to make Scottish salmon the global success story it is today, but are working tirelessly to ensure its sustainable future.
Cargill Aqua Nutrition
Today’s scientist is Stephanie Arnott, an Account Manager with Cargill Aqua Nutrition (CQN) based in Westfield, near Bathgate.
Stephanie, can you tell us a bit about what your role entails?
- As an account manager I offer my customers technical support and information regarding our products and services. As new products emerge on the market, I can advise them on a suitable feeding strategy for their individual requirements. A big part of my job is conducting flesh quality analysis to ensure the fish are healthy and the feed is performing well.
What do you love about your job?
- I love the diversity that my job brings. From sitting in the office creating reports one day to being out on site sampling fish the next, it never gets boring! Travelling around Scotland and Ireland, visiting fish farms and chatting with my customers is fantastic. I always love seeing how proud they are of their fish.
Finally, what advice would you give to women and girls wanting to pursue a career in science?
- If you love what you do then go for it! Work hard, get the experience and show everyone what you can do!
To find more about the UN’s International Women & Girls in Science Day visit http://www.un.org/en/events/women-and-girls-in-science-day/
For more information on British Science Week go here https://www.britishscienceweek.org