Ms. Maya J. Frost initially trained as a Critical Care Paramedic at the Oregon Health Sciences University prior to obtaining a BSc in Analytical & Forensic Science and a BSc (Hons) degree in Bioanalytical Science from Letterkenny Institute of Technology. She was awarded the Norbrook Barnett Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarship in 2013, receiving her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Ulster in 2014. She is currently studying at Athlone Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr Luke Geever on the development of next generation smart polymers for use in targeted drug delivery applications working in the field of polymer formulation and synthesis, pharmaceutical drug delivery, processing, stimuli responsive polymers, physical, mechanical, thermal properties of polymer composites. She is an associate member of the Royal Society for Chemistry.