Lucy Goodchild van Hilten is a writing fellow for Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. She is a writer with a Master of Science degree in the history of science, medicine and technology from Imperial College London. She has served as assistant editor of Microbiology Today and senior marketing communications manager for Life Sciences at Elsevier. She set up Tell Lucy in 2014, with a mission to make the complex understandable. Lucy also runs Bucket List Bookshop — home of the world’s best writing.