What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work
I work as project manager at FEMS (https://fems-microbiology.org/), a not-for-profit organisation publishing journals and investing revenues back into science. What I like the most in the job is that it is so diverse, involving meetings with the publisher, working with editors, supporting authors who want to communicate their research effectively, and building communities of microbiologists who wish to get involved with us to have a positive impact on society through science, reasons and facts.
What are you excited about in science communication?
When I was in the lab myself, I was excited when someone was interested in knowing more about the science, and when I realized that I was able to explain more without being too technical (or boring). In my new role, I am excited when authors of papers see the chances in communicating the results – not only as a way to promote their studies but also to make a positive change.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
To learn more about preprints, network with the community, and also to see how an effective community can be developed through online calls, meetings and group exercises (thanks Iratxe for making this happen!)
Ask me about…
The worst videogame to play during a pandemic, my cat, and how to grow basil and make your own pesto (it is super easy).