Ёlo Luik is a Volunteer at the Progress Educational Trust (PET), and a Volunteer Writer at its flagship publication BioNews. She is currently researching for a DPhil at the University of Oxford's Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Her research focuses on transnational third-party reproduction in relation to state regulation, and she is currently performing fieldwork in India. She is also a competitive rower for the Oxford University Women's Boat Club. Previously, she obtained a MA at the University of Aberdeen's anthropology department, investigating the perception and tolerance of pain among modern day pilgrims to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela and was a Research Fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.