About Jheni


As a science presenter, journalist and author, Jheni has a knack for making tricky science topics entertaining to non-experts. Her books include¬†‘100 ideas that changed the world’ (BBC Books) and ‘The World’s Great Wonders’ (Lonely Planet). She writes for the likes of BBC Focus, and presents for BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth, BBC Inside Out, and SciTech Voyager for TRT World.

Jheni is the former Editor of the award-winning science and technology magazine BBC Focus. Before that she played tennis professionally, representing Great Britain on the tour, playing at junior Wimbledon, and modelling for Nike.

Her love of wildlife and adventure developed while growing up in the Caribbean. She has travelled extensively, lived in Istanbul, done conservation projects on turtles, swum with whale sharks, and climbed to the summit of Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc.

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