What do you do?
I investigate the brain mechanisms of attention to specific features, for example to emotions, and how the brain mechanisms of attention develop with age.
Why did you choose this field?
I discovered my interest in neuroscience in high school when my mother took me to a neuroscience open day. Since then I have been fascinated by how complex the brain is and how flexibly it develops from infancy to adulthood. I find it exciting to investigate brain activity under realistic circumstances to find out how the brain works in real-life situations
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
Regarding everything I achieved in academia I wish younger me would have known this was possible, because it would have taken a lot of pressure from the journey through academia. Basically, my advice to younger me regarding everything is "just try it".
Why do you love working in STEM?
I love how complex the brain is and that there are so many things to explore about it. It is exciting to investigate an idea in the lab and find out something completely new that nobody knew before.
Best advice for next generation?
Find out what you are passionate about and then find a way to work on it.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Now do it.”