I am a science communicator by profession, which means I translate the incomprehensible murmerings of scientists into language we can all understand. I studied Physics and Maths at Victoria University before completing a Masters in Science Communication at Imperial College London. In 2010 I was awarded the inaugural Prime Minister's Science Communication Prize. Sir Paul Callaghan was my mentor and the inspiration for my career. He kicked off my career in 2004, giving me a job travelling around the country interviewing MacDiarmid Institute researchers and writing articles about their work. I was instantly hooked. Since then I have worked in the UK and NZ, writing on the subjects of nanotechnology, supercomputing, touring with a "Maths Circus", directing a science play for the Edinburgh Fringe, producing radio for the BBC and Radio New Zealand and pioneering the "Tell Us a Story" science communication workshop series and challenge. My mission is to help build a future for New Zealand in Paul Callaghan's legacy.