Once upon a time, Steffi was an enthusiastic and hopeful biological oceanographer who did a bunch of work in the Antarctic. She alternately wore labcoats or extreme weather clothing and hard hats. She’s now swapped survival suits for dress suits and does science management at the European XFEL, a large international research facility under construction in Hamburg. She still likes to use her brain. Steffi is German but has lived in both the UK and US for a significant amount of time and does like watercress very much indeed.