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Melissa Larkins

I’m a really fun-gi…well fun-girl, who studied a Bachelor of Science at Monash University. I majored in microbiology, before doing my Honours in the chemical composition of mushrooms. I found mushrooms are a great source of macronutrients, such as potassium and magnesium, so there’s no excuse not to eat them now! After finishing my Honours I didn’t have mushroom in my heart for more study, so I ran away to Japan. I taught English while eating as much sushi and collecting as many Hello Kitty dolls as possible before coming back to Australia. In this time, I discovered my love of communicating, especially science, so after a brief stint being the typical scientist in a lab coat, I joined the Questacon Science Circus in 2021. I’m excited for the year to come and look forward to meeting you all soon.