Lucy is a science and technology writer at The Canary. She finds science fascinating and shares her wonderment by translating complex research into understandable, interesting stories, covering everything from marmots to monopolar magnets. Having studied genetics and microbiology, Lucy has a penchant for the tiny and is interested in how we interact with – and benefit from – the microbial communities that surround us. A former beekeeper, she also has a keen interest in the biology and behaviour of pollinators, and the role they play in food security and sustainable development. Lucy lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – home of her favourite (dead) scientist Jan Swammerdam.