Nina gained a Bachelors and a Master’s degree prior to undertaking doctoral study funded by a Research Council grant. She joined the UK study in 2008 whilst in the second year of her doctoral studies. At that point she was undecided about her future career. Her immediate family were in the UK whilst her partner was a national of another country, with a job based in Europe and wider family living across Europe and South America. Nina graduated with her PhD aged 27.
What struck us about Nina’s story was:
Co-locating with her partner and striving for a work-life balance.
Managing as a teacher and understanding institutional differences.
Openness to various post-PhD careers and advancing her career options.