I went to bilingual English-Slovak college in Slovakia, then to university in Plymouth and then in York for my Masters degree
A-levels in Chemistry, Biology, English language and literature, Slovak language
I was very lucky and straight after my university I worked at the Natural History Museum in London as beetle assistant curator!
Then I worked in Madagascar for 1 year, then back in the UK for Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Butterfly Conservation charities
Working as Conservation officer for a charity Plantlife
Favourite thing to do in my job: Searching for insects on flowers
About Me: I am from Slovakia but now live in the UK. I love insects and wildflowers, my favourite are beetles because they are the coolest! I also like going out and eating wild foods and taking macro pictures.
My Work: I work on a project about wildflower meadows all across Wales. Wildflower meadows also have lots of insects and we should try and protect them!
I work for a charity called Plantlife on a project Magnificent Meadows Wales. We work with lots of different people like communities, societies, farmers, natural reserves on protecting and creating wildflower meadows.
My Typical Day: I drive to a farm or a meadow, meet the farmer and then we go and have a look at his wildflower meadows. I then give him some advice on how he can make his meadow better and how to keep it healthy and with as many flowers as possible.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Insect and wildflower lover
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My university lecturer Peter Smithers
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
I didn't know
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Sometimes, I have quite loud voice!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I would work somewhere in a rainforest
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I have slept on a tree platform high up in the tree canopy in a rainforest in Borneo!
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. for all the people to love insects 2. to live in a rainforest 3. for people to be kind to each other and all animals
Tell us a joke.
I don't know any, I am terrible at them sorry!