Jess Wade, postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics, Imperial College London, is an excitable scientist with an enthusiasm for equality. She works on organic light emitting diodes that emit circularly polarised light, by creating nanostructures out of carbon-based materials. Jess was the UK representative on a US State Department International Visitor Leadership programme, travelling across America for a month looking at initiatives to recruit and retain women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). A multi-award winner, she sits on the committees of the IOP’s Women in Physics Group, Physics Communicators Group and London & South East Branch. She is also on the Council of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Young Women’s Board.