Welcome, Autumn interns!

As the nights draw in and the leaves begin to fall, COMPASS offers a warm welcome to our new Autumn interns! This season, we received many applications to our internship programme from a vast range of highly talented and passionate individuals. We are delighted to have such an enthusiastic and dedicated group on board who will contribute to our work in Research and Development, Business Development and Operations, and Therapist Training.

Find out more about our Autumn 2019 interns below:

Chandanee Mistry

Education:
Just completed a Masters in Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics at the University of Nottingham.

Nationality:
British.

Why COMPASS?
I really wanted to broaden my Intellectual Property knowledge to pursue a career as a Patent Attorney. Compass Pathways offered a great internship programme, company morals and well-supported environment.

If you could choose any person from history to be your best friend, who would you choose and why?
David Attenborough: Endless conversation and free holidays!

Bella Cameron

Education:
I recently completed my Masters of Law (LLM) at The University of Cambridge. Prior to that, I completed both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne.

Nationality:
Australian.

Why COMPASS?
I thought an internship with COMPASS would be an exciting opportunity to learn more about both the science behind psilocybin therapy and the legal landscape in the field of new medical treatments. Additionally, I was attracted to work with a team of ambitious and forward-thinking people.

Fun fact:
I love art and have done courses in painting, print-making and ceramics. I am currently learning pottery!

Joanna Kuc

Education:
Just completed MSc Translational Neuroscience at Imperial College London, and hold a BSc in Pharmacology from Nottingham Trent University.

Nationality:
Polish.

Why COMPASS?
I am particularly fascinated by the nature of psychoactive substances and I believe that destigmatizing use of psychedelics could trigger a paradigm shift in psychiatry. Working for COMPASS allows me to pursue my interests in a dynamic team of open-minded individuals and contribute to making a positive difference which has a potential to affect numerous lives.

If you could choose any person from history to be your best friend, who would you choose and why?
Albert Hoffman, so he could tell me more about the “Bicycle Day”.

Laurie Medhurst

Education:
MSc Experimental Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UCL.

Nationality:
British.

Why COMPASS?
Compass seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine both my professional and academic interests in clinical trials, with my personal interest in mental health research. As I have various close connections who have been affected with TRD, I thought that working at COMPASS would be a great way to use my education to really contribute to the research and help those who are suffering from TRD.

If you were a wrestler, what would your entrance song be and why?
The Chain, Fleetwood Mac - because its a certified banger that will get anyone psyched up and ready.

Merve Atli

Education:
Clinical Neuropsychology at Leiden University.

Nationality:
Dutch.

Why COMPASS?
I chose to do my internship at Compass Pathways because I really admire what everyone at Compass Pathways does. Working together with an amazing team on psilocybin therapy that can help a very large group of individuals, is very important to me. This does not only motivate me as an upcoming neuropsychologist, but it also gives me the opportunity to learn more about the human mind.

If you could possess any superpower, which would you choose and why?
Mind-reading – as a neuropsychologist, I would enjoy having an insight into how the brain really works!

Min Lee

Education:
Neurosciences with Business Management at Imperial College London.

Nationality:
South Korean.

Why COMPASS?
I wanted to work for an interesting startup like COMPASS, with also a good will to improve access to mental health treatments with an innovative solution.

If you could possess any superpower, which would you choose and why?
The ability to convince anyone anytime on anything - to convince Pret that they should sponsor me.

Rachel Bellamy

Education:
MPhil in Medical Science (Psychiatry) at the University of Cambridge, having previously completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences there.

Nationality:
British.

Why COMPASS?
I think it is extremely important to do work that has wide-reaching, positive impact. COMPASS is at the forefront of innovation with the potential to hugely benefit many people, and I am very excited to work as part of the great team that helps deliver this.

If you could possess any superpower, which would you choose and why?
I would choose shapeshifting as you would never get bored. You could fly, fit into small spaces, turn into your favourite film character - the possibilities are endless!