Hana Ayoob


Version 2Hana Ayoob is a science festival programmer and artist, with a particular passion for zoology and psychology. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and over on her website.

She has a BA in Natural Sciences and Management Studies because she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life and business skills seemed like they might be useful (spoiler, they were).

After dallying with the idea of management consultancy (shudder), she stumbled into a job at a rare disease charity coordinating the patient recruitment and support for an international clinical trial. She quickly realised just how awful the information provided to patients was and jumped headfirst into rectifying this through science communication (she just didn’t really know it was called that yet). Along the way she presented to patients, pharmaceutical execs, clinicians, researchers, undergraduates, high school students and other patient groups.

badassscilady copyHana sidestepped into full-time Science Communication and is now the Programme Manager for Cheltenham Science Festival. She is responsible for overseeing areas such as the schools and family programme, finding and curating events, and leading on the Festival’s free off-site activities. Hana loves being able to use her creativity, passion for science and epic organisation skills to create events, which inspire and entertain diverse audiences.


In her spare time, Hana is a mixed media artist working in ink, paint, collage and more. She can often be found drawing ridiculously intricate science-inspired things and has recently challenged herself to draw 100 nudibranchs which are awesome psychedelic marine molluscs like this one.



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