In addition to being a research scientist, I am also a mother. My daughter, Natascha, loves ballet and painting. She claims that she's going to grow up to be a "panda doctor," which may prove to be an even tougher job market than academia. My son, Damiano, is an avid martial arts aficionado and a soccer enthusiast. He is currently playing as a midfielder for Match Fit Soccer Academy.
My hobbies include building vivariums with my family, photography, salsa dancing, reading.