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As a scientist, I am constantly gathering new knowledge, which I consequently want to share with other people. My biggest passions are ornithology and evolutionary biology, but my interests also include other subjects, such as physics, philosophy and history (of science). I gather new knowledge by doing research myself, mostly in collaboration with other scientists. I have already written several scientific papers, which shows that I can do research independently and that I am able to publish my results. In addition, I translate my research (and that of others) to a broad audience. I do this by writing popular-scientific articles for websites and magazines, managing my own blog and by giving lectures (in the college room, but even in the theater). Recently, I have started the Avian Hybrid Project, a website gathering information on hybridization in birds through citizen science. My experience as a teacher at the university certainly helps me to communicate  often complex information. Finding the balance between my PhD research and communicating with the general public has improved my skills in multi-tasking and prioritizing. I like to surround myself with enthusiastic and positive-minded friends and colleagues. At work, I also try to contribute to a good atmosphere by proposing diverse activities. For example, during my PhD I organised Friday drinks, a bird watching trip and several movie nights.