My name is Nevena Hristozova.
From the beginning
I am born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, where I also graduated with a BSc in Biotechnology. Not having traveled much until then, I decided to take the ultimate challenge and move countries for my Master’s. It has always been Finland for me, so once I passed my final BSc exam, I packed a suitcase and flew to Helsinki. Two years later, I had completed my MSc in Biotech of Natural Resources and with a piece of Finland in my heart that will remain with me for the rest of my life.
As is often happens, life likes to surprise us and while my MSc diploma was still fresh off the press, I ended up in Brussels, Belgium. I came here to walk the bumpy road to becoming a Doctor of Science in a joint lab between the VIB and VUB.
Some years later, I am almost there! I still live in Brussels and work as a Scientific Project Manager at a public-private international research institute. I am finalizing my thesis now, and in the meantime I graduated from the Science Communication and Outreach postgrad program in KULeuven. My love for science communication and its importance in my life are the whole reason for this page existing and you reading these words.
I am an aspiring science writer and am not afraid to meddle in the realms of science podcasting. You can listen to the SciComm Journal Club Podcast I produce and edit here: https://anchor.fm/scicommjc
Professionally, I am a communications assistant and a scientific project manager in a public-private partnership research institute in Brussels where I focus on food safety topics.