Ever since my childhood, I have an intrinsic fascination for the immense diversity in nature and yield large enthusiasm for observing animals. This encouraged me to study biology and obtain a PhD. After a few years of academic experience, I would define myself as an inquisitive and driven researcher, with good feeling for practical work, both in the lab and in the field. In addition, I developed different sets of skills for statistical analysis, writing scientific manuscripts and applying for grants. Most importantly, I like what I do! Because my hobby became my passion and my career.