I was born in 1996 in a small town near Turin (IT). My story began in high school, where I realized that I was passionate and curious about science and STEM. I did my first projects with Arduino and electronics became my passion and then also a life choice. In parallel I was studying music from a private teacher, and being able to see in action amplifiers, effects and various audio equipment had the only effect of increasing my curiosity.
I then moved to Turin to attend the faculty of engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in 2015. Here I enrolled in Electronics and Communications engineering. During these years I tried more and more to get involved and engaged, and for several years I was a member of the PolitOcean student team, which was involved in the design, fabrication and prototyping of remotely operated underwater vehicles.
During these years I also discovered HKN and the Mu Nu chapter which had just been founded. I participated in many of the activities that the chapter was doing during those years, and those activities were the ones that convinced me to join the chapter as soon as possible.
Once I completed my bachelor’s degree, I enrolled in a M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering with a focus on Devices and Integration for Electronics and Optoelectronics.
Here I realized that I am very intrigued by the world of devices and optoelectronics, becoming so passionate that I chose a Ph.D. on these arguments.
During my M.Sc., I joined HKN and my university’s Mu Nu chapter. Here, first of all I found a group of friends and here I was able to test myself and I realized how important it is to be part of an association like HKN.
It was a great surprise and a great pleasure for me to try different activities, organizing events and participating in HKN’s international events. In these activities I realized how much through this you can give to the local and international community. I have had the role of head of the tutoring and study groups area and I am currently the chapter’s corresponding secretary until this October.
Finally, I am currently a Ph.D. student at the Politecnico di Torino in the Microwave and Optoelectronic group. Here I have the opportunity to work and study on topics of my passions for electronics, but also to get in touch with a lot of professionals and discover that a lot of them are HKN members. This past year as corresponding secretary of my chapter has given me the impetus to want to do more for others, and I think HKN is the best opportunity for me to do that.