Philippa Clarke is a Biomedical Science graduate from Royal Holloway University of London. During the pandemic, she worked as a Genetic Technologist and Analytical Scientist for the PCR testing company, Oncologica, and is about to embark on a PhD in diet and epigenetics at the University of Cambridge. Her bachelors of science project investigated the signalling pathway of the medicinal plant, Astragalus Membranceus, in response to hormonal stress. Her dissertation explored the molecular pathways that link the Mediterranean diet with improved mental health. Philippa is a novice mushroom cultivator and a regenerative agriculture enthusiast.