As an undergraduate, Yolanda studied physics at Imperial. She is currently studying for a PhD in biomedical imaging at University College, London. She has worked on BBC science and engineering programmes and spoke at the 2016 Cheltenham Science festival.
She grew up in a small town in Derbyshire, worlds away from the physics labs at Imperial College London, where she completed her undergraduate degree. Her third year took her to France where she did a Masters research project. The project used an atomic force microscope - a tool that feels the surface of tiny objects – to study genetically modified bacteria, which over-produced fats and are used as a biofuel.
She is currently studying for a PhD in biomedical imaging at University College London. Her research is developing a new MRI technique to explore how fluids move in the brain. Between undergraduate and postgraduate studies, she worked on BBC science and engineering programmes and also enjoyed speaking at Cheltenham Science festival last summer.