Exciting news: profile article and tweeting for Real Scientists

This week I got a couple of good news that I feel the need to share.

A profile article on me was published on the latest issue of Yliopisto-lehti, the university magazine. You can find it at this link; unfortunately it's in Finnish! Anyway, I was interview regarding my research, my extracurricular activities - such as Kumpula Women's Network -, my experience as an immigrant in Finland and my thoughts on gender equality in science. All things you can read here and there on my blog - and probably you got already fed up with!

The cover the latest issue of Yliopisto-lehti.
The cover the latest issue of Yliopisto-lehti.

The other good piece of news was that I was chosen as the next curator of the Twitter channel @realscientists. Real Scientists is an account handled by researchers and science communicators, changing the curator every week and giving a voice to scientists to communicate with the general public (and not only). I am an avid follower of the channel, so I was very honoured when I heard they wanted me to be one of their curators. By the way, if you are a researcher/scientist/science professional/etc. consider applying. I would like people to see a new face of mathematics. There is no point in trying to force its beauty on people and I would like to share that yes, it can be frustrating and damn hard, and YES, I myself hate doing long and stressful computing... but when I think of my goals, even some short-term ones, I can get myself together and face also the boring part. It's like climbing a mountain. No one likes the effort, walking, sweating... it's just a obligatory passage to reach the top and claim "I did it".

Anyhow, check out @realscientists between September 6 and 13 because I will be tweeting there for you all.

Paola Elefante

Technical Project Manager working in Supply Chain Management solutions at Relex Solutions Oy. Proud mother with the best husband ever. Shameless nerd&geek. Feminist. Undercover gourmet.

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