I grew up in Madagascar, an island country off the coast of Africa. Then I lived in France for five years, where I graduated from my Masters and Engineering degrees. During these five years, I also worked for a few months at Gemini South (three months) and at IPAC/NExScI (six months). After I got my M.Sc. in astrophysics in France, I decided to do my Ph.D. program in Canada.
During my Ph.D. program at the Université de Montréal, Canada, I investigated the variability of hot, massive stars (e.g. ξ Persei, 𝜁 Puppis, V973 Scorpii) with the BRITE mission. I finished the Ph.D. program in August 2018 and started working as a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University the same month.
I play the guitar. I enjoy exploring, spending time in the wilderness (hiking, kayaking, camping, climbing), traveling, and getting to know people with various backgrounds and cultures.