Jessica Hogan is a PhD student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Her research focuses primarily on energy justice and what is called distributional justice. She researches how costs and benefits are shared in new energy developments, and specifically aims to investigate how different community benefits may change the experience of the communities living with onshore wind energy. We chat about her PhD experience in the UK, and how this compares with the NA experience, about expertise and the publish or perish fire in academia, and about enjoying the work you do in the face of extreme pressure and monotony. Enjoy!