Petra Ratajc is a biologist with a post-graduate education in medicinal and aromatic plants, secondary plant metabolites, pharmacology and pharmacognosy. She obtained her PhD from Biological and Biotechnical Sciences from the University of Ljubljana, researching the quality, safety and efficacy of local aromatic herbs and their essential oils. Her research experience extends from fieldwork to molecular research, and her main interests are the biology and pharmacology of plant volatile constituents. Petra runs an educational site The PhytoVolatilome. For the past few years, she has been engaged in the field of aromatic plants and extracts as a lecturer, as well as a seminar and workshop presenter.