My career path
"ended up where I am because I’m very curious, but also because I didn’t like being told that things had to be a certain way."
I’m a professor at HEPIA, a university of applied science. I teach and do research into radio frequency and electromagnetic waves. I also design and build antennas for embedded systems such as phones and smart watches, and I’m an equality representative for the university.
What really motivates me is that there are still so many areas to explore in my field. In terms of teaching, each new group of students is different and teaches me something about humankind. I like doing what I do : conducting research to discover new things, and teaching to help others acquire new skills. There’s no time to get bored, that’s for sure !
My career path. I ended up where I am because I’m very curious, but also because I didn’t like being told that things had to be a certain way. I spent a year in Montreal and met a lot of very driven people there, which helped me a lot.
A downside or obstacle ? Preconceived ideas are certainly obstacles. There are very few women in my field, but some very open-minded men supported me at key moments in my career.
I’m proud to be able to share my personal and professional experiences.