Women in science

At Skretting ARC, we have many talented scientists, and a large portion of these are female. Here, you can meet a few of them to learn what inspired them to work in science, and what this means to them. 


At Skretting ARC...

Anna Hesby Nessa

Meet Anna

This is Anna, Technical Manager in Skretting ARC's laboratory.

"I am responsible for the correct functioning of the laboratory's instruments and IT systems. I make sure that both work properly and give accurate results"

About her journey to become a scientist, she says: "Once when I was a teenager and had a headache, I asked my parents how medicines worked, and they couldn't give me a proper answer. I have always thought that it is fun to learn how things in nature work and are connected with each other. Therefore, I chose chemistry as a specialisation in high school. When I graduated, I decided to study pharmarcy at Tromsø University in Norway"

To children curious about science she advises: "Don't stop asking questions. Something boring can become fun once you learn more."

Meet Diana

Diana is a Researcher at Skretting ARC. Watch this video to learn more about her work and what advice she has to offer to young people who are curious about science. 

Meet Kaouther

Kaouther is a Data Scientist at Skretting ARC. Kaouther's work is a combination of programming, mathematics and statistics. To her, "science is everyday inspiration, wonder and learning!". 

Meet Saskia

Saskia is a shrimp and fish nutrition researcher at Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC). She holds a Masters in aquaculture and fisheries as well as a PhD in fish nutrition.

"I was lucky with the timing of my PhD: aquaculture became a booming industry and with my specific education I got a dream job as a researcher in Skretting ARC.” About working at Skretting ARC, Saskia says, "It is a lot of fun to dive into topics more deeply and understanding how certain relationships work, such as the correlation between what shrimp eat and the nutrients that they require. Questioning these relationships and using my findings to improve existing fish feed is even more fun! "

To children who are curious about science, Saskia has some advice: "Science matters - not only generations back or now, science is evolving all the time. It is essential for human beings, for our health and future. Stay curious and ask questions - your whole life!" 

Saskia Krockel

Meet Marit

Marit is a NIR Data Analyst at Skretting AI. Watch the video to hear about her work and what she loves about working in science.