Dr Helen Maynard-Casely is a planetary scientist based at the Bragg Institute, ANSTO, where she investigates materials relevant to the surface of the icy moons Europa and Titan. Her journey to exploring thse icy moons began with her degree in Planetary Sciences from University College London, and was followed by her PhD in high-pressure physics at the University of Edinburgh. Moving to Australia first to undertake a post-doctoral position at the Australian Synchrotron, she moved to the Bragg Institute in 2013 to work on the High Intensity Powder Diffractometer (known as WOMBAT). When not working on WOMBAT, Helen also promotes science to as wide an audience as possible, with skills in this area honed whilst working as the Christmas Lecturer's researcher for the Royal Institution of Great Britain. She currently writes 'The shores of Titan' column for The Conversation.