Born in Berlin (Germany) and raised in Brighton (England), Annika Schlemm is a biology master's student at the University of Cambridge, having completed her bachelors degree at the University of Oxford. Annika's environmental research has taken her across five countries, with publications in Conservation Science and Practice and Animal Cognition.
Now Annika spends her days in the Aquatic Ecology lab investigating the effect of microplastic pollution on the health and ecosystem functioning of freshwater mussels.
Annika hopes to use her environmental research and media background to communicate the value of nature and empower people to mitigate further environmental destruction.
Photo of Annika courtesy of Ben Cherry