Steph is a Christian and loves exploring young people’s exciting and challenging questions about how science and faith interact – ideally with the help of some fiery science demos!
Steph studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Conservation Science, Ecology, Physiology, and Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology. Her faith and science inspire her to conserve and protect the world she believes God made. After spending time studying wolves in Bulgaria, frogs and salmon in Canada and working with people to reduce conflict with wildlife, she is now passionate about inspiring discussion and action to care for our world.
What is your most memorable travel adventure?
Moving to Canada on my own after university was pretty memorable! I was scared to go, but it’s a beautiful country, I learned a lot and met wonderful people I’m still friends with today.
Where would you spend your ideal day?
Skiing with friends? Exploring New Zealand? Climbing mountains in the sunshine? Cosying up in a log cabin to read a book and listen to the rain outside? I’d be happy with any of those!
Lizzie can usually be found travelling around with fossils, skulls, explosive chemicals, jelly, and a lighter(!), ready for conversations about her love for and belief in God and whether that can fit with her love for science.
Lizzie studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology, Geology and the History and Philosophy of Science. She has always loved asking and discussing tough questions about absolutely everything, especially when it comes to exploring how science and faith fit together. She loves spending her time chatting to people of all ages to explore their questions about science, God, life, the universe and everything!
What book/film have you read/watched so much you know it by heart?
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book and radio series
What job have you had that’s most different from what you do now?
I used to model wedding dresses and sing in a jazz band (not at the same time)! I also sometimes make birthday and wedding cakes or style people’s hair!
As a wholehearted Christian with a love for science and teaching, Cathy enjoys spending time with school students and is particularly excited about exploring their big science-faith questions with them.
Cathy studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Pathology, before also doing a Master’s degree in Educational Research. She took her passion for science into the classroom and has spent 20 years teaching science. Now she gets to combine all of her passion and experience to support parents, teachers, church youth workers, and scientists who want to explore questions about science and religion with young people.
What book have you read so much you know it by heart?
The Narnia series by C.S.Lewis
What was your favourite subject at school?
PE including hockey, netball, cross country and running and jumping in athletics
Youth and Schools Programme Officer and Researcher
Growing up in South Africa Cara fell in love with the ocean and all of the world’s wild places and animals. As a Christian, she loves exploring the world she believes God made, and sharing her experiences with others to help start conversations about God, science and their interactions.
Cara studied marine biology and oceanography at the University of Cape Town. She has been lucky enough to travel to different countries, learning about difference cultures, challenges, environments and how we can help protect wildlife and wild areas. After working with barn owls, sea turtles, seabirds and coral reefs, Cara is more excited than ever to inspire conversations about conserving our planet, and how Christian faith motivates us to do this.
Have you ever met someone famous?
Yes, unforgettable experiences shaking hands with Nelson Mandela and David Attenborough – though not at the same time!
What’s the weirdest job you’ve had?
At University I had a part-time job as a singing waitress. I also volunteered on a small uninhabited island, protecting gannet chicks by running around chasing pelicans away with a stick!
Youth and Schools Programme Officer and Researcher
Ana is a Christian and a Biologist she believes God created the world, and she loves asking challenging questions about God’s role in creation and how science explores that world.
Ana was born in Portugal where she became a Christian and where she studied Developmental and Evolutionary Biology. She then came to the UK, where she did a Master’s in Neuroscience and a PhD in Biomedical Science. Studying the early development of the zebrafish brain and inner ear and seeing how bodies work in such a complex, amazing and clever way makes her admire God and His creation even more. Now she is excited to share her passion for science and her love for God with people of all ages and backgrounds.
What is your ideal day off like?
Depending on my mood it could be staying at home doing crafts, sewing, upcycling; or spending the day on the beach.
What is your favourite tree?
Cork oak tree (Quercus suber/ Sobreiro) because it's beautiful and you can make so many things out of cork!
Felicity grew up in rural Worcestershire and attended secondary school in Birmingham, where she studied Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Latin at A level before going on to study Classics (Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome) at the University of Cambridge. She is particularly interested in the history of science and after finishing her Classics degree stayed on in Cambridge to study History and Philosophy of Science, with particular specialism in the mathematics of early modern shipbuilding.
Raised in a Christian household, Felicity's relationship with and understanding of religion in general, and Christianity in particular, has ebbed and flowed over the years, but she now works in church youth ministry with the hope of enabling young people to experience life in all its fullness.
Felicity loves being in the open air, appreciating the breathtaking splendour of the natural world. Her greatest passion is for boats, closely followed by gardening, but on rainy days she turns her hands to any number of crafts including dressmaking.