Chinedu holds an MSc in Reproductive Science and Women's health from UCL and is now a second year PhD student at the University of Manchester. Her work is focused on understanding the physiopathology of pre-eclampsia, a disease which affects 3-5% of pregnancies and can lead to morbidity and mortality in both the mother and the baby. She is very passionate about writing, apart from being the North West Biotech Initiative Communications Lead; she also writes a blog where she discusses anything from culture to identity to education. Additionally, she enjoys portrait drawing, writing poems and competitive sport. Finally she believes strongly in volunteering and giving back to the community, so she currently volunteers with Christian Aid and Samaritans.