Alexandra Amon is an astrophysicist whose research focuses on cosmology and understanding our dark Universe, mostly using a tool called ‘weak gravitational lensing’. At present, she co-coordinates the team within the Dark Energy Survey – a large international collaboration. Recently, she won the Caroline Herschel Prize. After growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, Alexandra studied at the University of Edinburgh, and then took a research fellowship at Stanford University. Her doctorate thesis won the Royal Astronomical Society Michael Penston Thesis Prize. An avid science communicator, she has featured on platforms such as New Scientist, Al Jazeera and PBS ‘Ancient Skies’.