I’m not sure one particular person inspired me to study maths. My inspiration was because I loved space and wanted to understand more. However, my current mathematical inspiration in Katherine Johnson. She was a mathematician for NASA who overcame sexism and racism to help put men into space.
I have been inspired by many people. My grandfather, who was a scientist during the War was my first big inspiration. I have also had some amazing teachers, some of whom I am still in touch with. More recently it has been having great colleagues. Never forget that maths is a people based activity and that mathematicians are great people.