Always interested in the get-together of different cultures, countries and foreign languages I decided early that my interest in science should take me abroad and really make this path my own. Thus when I decided to study physics where I grew up in France, I joined a trinational study program (the Saar-Lor-Lux program) where I developed both my German and English skills and got acquainted with ways of studying in Germany and Luxembourg.
I decided to carry on with a PhD research project where I was exploring novel semiconductors for thin-film solar cells. This got me in touch with innovation together with further learning and skill development, such as the use of chemistry to synthesise my samples.
After my PhD I wanted to remain close to innovation in a broader context, out of the laboratory. The idea of working with patents was in my head for a while. Starting work at NLO made it a reality. Six months later I am a partly qualified UK attorney and next to the languages I know (French, English and German) I have started to learn Dutch to broaden my field of action. I am now pursuing the training to be able to draft patents and advise clients.