Alexandra George

Current Position:
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Melbourne, Australia)

Time as a volunteer:
Since 2019

Most meaningful contribution as a volunteer:
It has been extremely worthwhile being involved in organising the Asia-Pacific regional webinars. We have already had some incredible speakers and I am happy to be facilitating discussions and showcasing the amazing research and researchers from these regions of the world.

Why do you volunteer at ISRHML:
ISRHML is an incredible society, with an incredible mission, made up of incredible people and has had a pivotal role in my early career development and training. Volunteering for ISRHML has connected me with many more like-minded people and allowed me to gain new skills, with which I hope to contribute to the Society’s success!

What do you do when you are not volunteering:
In between working and volunteering I spend my spare time roller skating, exploring Melbourne (i.e. visiting a lot of cafes and drinking a lot of coffee), lifting weights at the gym, playing with my 3 cats, and thinking about adopting more cats.

What are you currently watching or reading:
I have recently been obsessed with crime drama shows that I grew up watching, such as CSI, Law & Order and NCIS. They are still great even though some of them are now 20 years old. Currently I am really enjoying The Mentalist!