I’m a scientist, entrepreneur and public speaker from Kinsale in Ireland. I have previously won the BT Young Scientist, the EU Young Scientist and the Google Science Fair with my colleagues Emer and Sophie for our research on the work of rhizobium with cereal crops. In September of 2014 Time Magazine named me as being one of the 25 most influential teens worldwide. During my teenage years I founded a diverse range of startups, initiatives and organisations, some of which I am still working on today. Nowadays I spend my time travelling the globe, spreading the message that young people, if given the right tools and support, can change the world. My attitude is: ’If I can do it, anyone can!’
I guess I am most known for winning the Google Science Fair in 2014. Myself and my teammates used a natural soil living bacteria to increase crop productivity by up to 74%, which could help solve the global food crisis.
I regularly speak at schools and youth focused events, to tell my story and encourage other young people to use their own talents to build a better world.
I spend time consulting for companies and brands on how to best support young people both inside and outside their organisations.
A smartphone application which allows you to discover critical information about the brands you buy from by scanning a barcode.
Global network that gives young people with big ideas the resources and guidance they need to turn them into reality.
An agricultural research company specialising in natural methods of increasing food productivity to aid the global food crisis.
I coauthored the Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers, which was commissioned by the Slovakian government in celebration of their term of EU presidency
I'm an alumn of the LaunchX summer entrepreneurship incubator and in 2019 worked as the Education and Training Coordinator across all three campuses of the program: MIT, Umich and Northwestern.
In 2018 I received a bursary from the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center to carry out research in bioinformatic data analysis entitled 'An Investigation Of QIIME 2 As A Beginning To End Microbiome Analysis Pipeline'