Welcome To Papa PhD
Élodie est une communicatrice. Et elle est passionnée par la science et sa vulgarisation. Avec un doctorat et des recherches postdoctorales en neuroscience, sa vie professionnelle a pris un tournant quand elle a reçu un courriel à propos d’un festival de vulgarisation scientifique. Depuis, elle met à profit ses talents en matière de communication scientifique au service de la communauté et de la connaissance.
Paulo’s scientific passion is mitochondria. Ever since he fell in love with the organelle cell’s powerhouse, he not only focused his research on it, but eventually went on to start a business around it, too. And today, he’s topping all of that up with a series of science outreach initiatives where he brings knowledge about mitochondria and his research to the community around him.
Liliana’s journey is one of reflection and choices leading to growth and self improvement. A stint as a sales representative at the end of her PhD gave her a taste of the non-academic space and piqued her interest for marketing and, eventually, management. She is passionate about her work and her family, and is ever the student, always looking to learn new skills and improve on the old ones.
Growing up, Falisha was curious about everything. She started learning music and dance at an early age, and this, combined with her taste for learning, brought her, eventually, to a PhD looking at the brain of people formal training in dancing. Today, she puts her neuroscience background to use developing training and resources for graduate students and post-docs.
Stefanie has fallen out of love and back in love with research. Currently finishing her PhD in skin cancer, she has a clear idea of where she wants to go professionally and thrives in sharing this clarity with her peers through the medium of her YouTube channel and by taking active part in her institute’s and her university’s career and placement activities and governing bodies.
Pedro’s past as a semi-professional team captain has shaped him and the way he approaches life and its challenges. He thrives on getting people around a table to build projects that bring value to communities and to society. Today, Pedro does stem cell research while at the same time developing and managing different initiatives that are close to his heart and to his values.
A dedicated mom and curious by nature, Inês has had an atypical career path that led her from the biological sciences to arts, with many a detour in between. Having sung opera on a stage and founded a cultural and community support NGO in Berlin, she is currently working towards her PhD in musicology.
Joana started her scientific academic journey with a bachelor’s in Pharmacy. Her inquisitive mind led her to a PhD in organic chemistry and to a first experience abroad. Eventually, Joana came back to Portugal and through different contacts and following her different interests, she ended up developing a particular set of skills around science communication.