Around 100 km west of Copenhagen, Denmark, is a small town called Korsør, which is where I grew up. I went to a nearby city, Slagelse, to do my A-levels and proceeded to Copenhagen afterwards to qualify to study Physics at the university. I finished my A-levels in 2008 and spent two years working and studying further before starting university in 2010.

While studying, I started a student job as an explainer at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium. This was (and still is!) one of the best jobs to have as a student. You are basically paid to enthusiastically talk about your study subjects and better your communication and people skills. When I obtained my Masters degree, I started working full time here as an Outreach Officer, which involved hiring and training new explainers and project manage outreach initiatives and programmes.

All good things must come to an end, and so did my work at the Planetarium. I had decided I needed new challenges and so I set out to find what was next. It ended up being pursuing a PhD starting in 2018 in Hull, UK on dwarf galaxies with AGN characteristics. My most recent adventure is starting as a research assistant at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense where I will be doing outreach projects, teaching, and research.