Rachel has spent most of her life asking questions about the world around her. A curiosity for how life functions at the molecular level lead her to a Biochemistry degree at the University of Edinburgh. Towards the end of her degree she realised that she was not as interested in performing practical experiments in a lab coat, as wanting to learn more about using coding and data to answer biological questions. Her skills in questioning everything, thinking outside of the box and a desire to learn to code landed her in a role as a Software Test Engineer for a biotechnology and medical device company in Cambridge.
Today, Rachel is a Software Test Engineer at one of the world’s leading gaming software companies based here on the Isle of Man – a career that she never knew existed when she was at school. Although a computer science degree may have been a more traditional path into the role that she is in today, Rachel believes that following your interests and taking risks in your career can lead to exciting opportunities, beyond what you might currently think is possible!