Dr Rebecca Priestley is an Associate Professor in the Science in Society Group at Victoria University of Wellington. Rebecca’s passion for science from a young age, as well as her love of reading and writing, inspired her to embark on a long and rewarding career in the field of science communication and the history of science. Rebecca has numerous publications to her name and is a regular contributor to the New Zealand Listener. She was awarded the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize and has since established the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More about Rebecca.