Hope Williams graduated from Otago University, New Zealand, in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science, Honours (1st Class). She majored in Biochemistry and Plant Biotechnology and her thesis focused on understanding the biogenesis and repair of photosynthetic complexes in cyanobacteria. Whilst studying at Otago she was awarded an Otago Studentship Scholarship, to work on cyanobacteria characterization.  
She has also worked as a casual academic at both Otago University and now The University of Queensland (UQ), tutoring courses in protein chemistry, molecular biology, and genetics.
In 2022 Hope joined the Hankamer Group at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences (IMB), UQ. Hope’s PhD project focuses on using Cryo-Electron Microscopy and molecular biology techniques to study photosynthetic complexes. She is seeking to help develop optimized microalgae strains to drive the production of cost competitive solar fuels.