Giulia has a Master in Chemistry and post-graduate education in toxicology. She works in science policy, building bridges between science and law. She studied theatre for 20 years, and her debut novel was published in November 2021 under pseudonym (J. S. Xander: The Al-Alam Revolution). After graduating in Chemical Physics, Richard was inspired by how terrible some of his lecturers were to pursue a career in science communication. He now works part of the year for the Edinburgh Science Festival and the other half as a trip leader for Overseas Adventure Travel. He is also an amateur sketch and character comedian and has either written, performed in or directed 20 shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2011. Their friendship was forged in the labs of the University of Edinburgh Chemistry program and sparked their creative collaboration.