Women in Science – Biology Assistant

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.

The Scottish Salmon Company

Today’s featured scientist is Teresa Fernandez, a Biology Assistant with The Scottish Salmon Company based at Lochgilphead, Argyll & Bute.

What does your job entail?

I monitor fish health and wellbeing at our Marine and Freshwater sites across our South region.

Why do you love what you do?

I love working with fish and ensuring their healthy growth. I also love seeing areas in Scotland that I would never normally get the opportunity to visit – all our farms are in beautiful locations! Most importantly, we are committed to sustainability which makes this industry a very special place to work.

What advice would you give other women or girls thinking of a career in science?

There’s nothing we can’t 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 herehttps://www.britishscienceweek.org