Favourite way to start the day?
Cup of tea
Who inspires you most and why?
I was really inspired by the head of the first lab I was in: Claes Hellerström. He was so knowledgeable yet so humble. He had a way of making everyone feel included and important in the running of the lab, even a 19-year-old undergraduate student. No matter how busy he was, he always made you feel like he had plenty of time to answer your questions. He was a great scientist but also an amazing mentor.
What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?
Admit to others and yourself that you’re gay. Fewer people will care than you think and your parents will NOT disown you…
What’s the best thing that happened to you this month?
In a professional setting: got a paper accepted.
In a personal setting: went kitesurfing and being on the waves at sunset was just magical.