I am currently a postdoc at the Santa Fe Institute, working with Chris Kempes on the Agnostic Biosignatures project - a multi-institution NASA-funded project. I have always been interested in understanding life, and how it started or could start in different environments. This fascination with understanding life in the universe compelled me to study biochemistry at University College London (UCL) so that I might better understand how life, at least as it is here on Earth, works. I later went on to do my Ph.D. at UCL in prebiotic chemistry so that I might better understand the chemical processes present at the start of life on Earth. I am interested in using this multidisciplinary background to help develop a deeper understanding of the organizing principles of biology and its very nature, and gain better understanding of life’s emergence on Earth and elsewhere.