Studied for a combined BSc/MPhys at the University of Leeds, UK (2009-2013). My Master's project was an observational study of 35 massive young stellar objects (MYSOs) using near infrared spectroscopy from Gemini North. My project supervisor was Prof. Rene Oudmaijer. I began my PhD project in January 2014 under the supervision of Floris van der Tak at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands). Here I also study high-mass star formation and the chemistry therein, currently using ALMA observations.