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Watch video: #PrettyCurious: Meet Sally Wilson, Lead Texture Artist on STAR WARS: The Last Jedi

Sally Wilson

Meet Sally, a Visual Effects artist who brings computer generated film characters to life. Most recently she's been responsible for transforming Snoke’ in
Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and ‘Maz’ in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ whilst working as a Lead Texture Artist at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic. 

 Role Lead Texture Artist 
 Industry Film

Watch video: #PrettyCurious: Meet Florence Adepoju, cosmetic scientist & founder of MDMflow

Florence Adepoju

At 18, Florence joined London College of Fashion to study cosmetic science. Her dream was to create a product unique to her needs whilst building her own business.

Now, at 22, Florence is the founder of MDMFlow, a premium beauty lifestyle brand which reflects hip-hop culture, design and science.

 Role Cosmetic Science Entrepreneur
 Industry Fashion
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Claire Canning - EDF Energy Pretty Curious

Claire Canning

Meet Claire - an engineering doctorate student within the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) at the University of Edinburgh. She's working on a 3-year industrial placement at an EDF Energy research and development centre, as part of the offshore wind team which uses EDF Energy's Teeside Offshore windfarm as a case study.

 Role Engineering student
 Industry Engineering 
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Roma Agrawal - EDF Energy Pretty Curious

Roma Agrawal

Meet Roma - a structural engineer who helped shape the London sky line. She spent six years as part of the team designing the iconic Shard, and has also designed bridges and scupltures. Outside work Roma co-founded 'Your Life' which is all about getting more students to study maths and physics.

 Role Structural Engineer
 Industry Engineering  
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Claire Mitchell - EDF Energy Pretty Curious

Claire Mitchell

Meet Claire - she's a software developer at 27partners, where she develops products for the web. She studied engineering at University and taught herself to code via online courses and free code school Founders & Coders, then decided to pursue it as a career. Alongside her day job, Claire is passionate about coding education in such a fast paced tech world; she runs regular, free workshops and boot camps especially for women who want to learn how to code.

 Role Software developer
 Industry IT 
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Beth Thomas

Beth Thomas

After doing work experience at the EDF Energy Nuclear Power Station, Beth became a permanent member of the team after finding her passion in the energy industry. Day-to-day Beth monitors the performance of the Heysham 2 plant, working with operations to keep it running smoothly.

 Role Chemical Engineer
 Industry Energy
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Christine Waata

Christine Waata

Christine is a SMR Lead at EDF Energy and her team is currently developing the next generation of nuclear technology. It's her responsibility to manage different activities and work with colleagues from all over the world to drive forward a project which will change the way we produce energy in the future.

 Role Plant Performance Engineer
 Industry Energy
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Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski

Ann is a 19 year old student inventor. She is known for inventing the Hollow Flashlight - a light which runs solely off the heat off the human hand. She received numerous awards including the Google Science Fair Award and four from the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. She has most recently invented the eDrink - a mug which harvests the excess heat of your hot drink while waiting for it to cool down and converts it into electricity.

 Role Inventor and Entrepreneur
 Industry Thermoelectricity
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Ciara Judge   - EDF Energy Pretty Curious

Ciara Judge

Ciara is a scientist and entrepreneur from Ireland. She's won the BT Young Scientist and the Google Global Science Fair award and was named as one of the 25 most influential teens worldwide by Time Magazine in 2014. She is now co-director of her first company Germinaid Innovations and has since begun her second startup company, PurchaseMate. She is currently working on a youth outreach platform called Project Zilkr to provide an online programme that inspires young entrepreneurs.

 Role Student and Entrepreneur
 Industry Agriculture 
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