Super Seven #17 Giulia Guarda
In the seventeenth of our Super Seven Questions Series we profile our visiting Student, Giulia Guarda. Giulia is a Masters student at DTU focusing on Engineering in Physics and Nanotechnologies.
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am 23, grew up in a small town by the sea in northern Italy. When I was 16 I did my first exchange and spent a year in North Dakota. I then lived in Trieste for four years, where I got my bachelor’s degree in Physics. I decided to move to Copenhagen to pursue my master in Quantum Engineering (and hoping to see the northern lights). I am shy so it might be hard for me to open up with people, but I am fun I promise!
2. What do you do in KETS?
I am here to learn as much as I can about integrated photonics chips. I work with Francesco who is teaching me how to characterise them and how to make a quantum transmitter.
3. What’s the most enjoyable part of the placement?
Being in the lab is great fun, Francesco gives me a lot of freedom, so I feel like I am learning a ton every day! The team is also very nice, I like being around them.
4. What inspires you?
I love to travel around the world, living in different cities, getting to know new people and lifestyles. It’s inspiring to see how every city is so different but deep down so similar. Kind people are the most inspiring influence you can wish to have. Learning new things is also a challenge that keeps my mind open and flexible.
5. What advice would you give someone wanting to take part in a student placement?
Always be positive and curious. You should have fun with what you are doing and learning. Never doubt your capabilities; you will make it, try to surround yourself by positive and supportive people.
6. What do you do when you’re not in the lab?
I like to read books, almost any kind but horror. Coffee table books about fashion are charming to me, along with sailing magazines. I also spend a fair amount of time in museums, I like Persian ancient pieces, but now I am exploring Photographic exhibitions. I enjoy walks in the nature or a good lazy day lying on the beach. I like to grow plants in my garden, mainly colourful flowers. Concerts are one of my favourite places to be at, they give me a lot of energy.
7. What was the last book you read?
Walk Through Walls: A Memoir by Marina Abramović. An autobiography about an inspiring woman and a great artist, I hope to see one of her performances live soon!
To get in touch with Giulia, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org