Grace Marshall – Master’s in Bioentrepreneurship

Grace is an international student and digital ambassador at Karolinska Institutet (KI). Do you have questions about student life at KI? Send her an email or reach out to her @KIstudents on Facebook.

Programme: Master’s in Bioentrepreneurship 

From: United Kingdom   

Contact me in: English 


Grace manages @KIstudents on Facebook

Photo: Iida Tynkkynen

Hi! My name is Grace and I am one of the Facebook ambassadors. I am originally from London in the UK, but I spent the last three years studying Biomedical Science in Maastricht, right in the southern tip of the Netherlands. This combination of Dutch and British culture means that I can drink tea whilst riding a bike, and that I love being in an international environment.

Wanting to be in an international environment was one of the main reasons I came to KI! I knew my future did not lie in the laboratory and so I searched for a way to combine my Biomedical Science degree with business studies. At 23 I am one of the youngest on the Bioentrepreneurship course, but I loved the first year and am excited to get stuck into the internships and thesis that make up the second year.

Outside of my studies, I can be found constantly baking cookies, cakes or brioche. My favourite evenings are when I mix up an 8kg tub of pizza dough and then invite over all my friends to make pizza together. To balance out all the cookie consumption, I am also a really keen climber! I've done climbs I never thought possible, and I've also scraped my arms/legs/face into the wall more times than I want to admit, so it's a healthy balance!