Mx. Ashley Tuffin is a BSc Genetics student at Edge Hill University, they have recently completed the second year of their studies and are partaking in the ERASMUS+ programme as an intern at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Specifically, this is taking place in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies in Umeå.

They are also due to complete a placement prior to their final year as a research associate at The Morton Arboretum, Illinois.