Born and raised in Lo, a small city in Belgium, close to the French border. After obtaining my degree in engineering (biochemistry & biotechnology) I started my PhD at Ghent University. For 4 years, I investigated the role of phototrophic, autotrophic and diazotrophic bacteria in Antarctic samples taken close to the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Station. Apart from work, I enjoy long walks in nature and playing badminton. Have been a member of the KSA since I was a kid. These days I can't join activities and summer camps anymore as a kid, so now I join as a cook (I love to cook and to eat), which takes up a lot of my weekends and holidays.