Station Scientist at Arctic Station, Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland and postdoc at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Céline is an ecotoxicologist specialising in the study of Arctic seabirds. Even far from intensive human activities, the Arctic is facing fast environmental changes because of our activities. She works to understand how Arctic seabirds are impacted and how they will adapt.
But she hasn’t always been a scientist. Céline’s first career was as a bank officer. Once she realised banking was not the career for her, she quit her job in 2008 to study ecology at university, from scratch. After one year of scientific high school diploma, a Bachelor and Master degree in Ecology, she worked as a research assistant before starting my PhD.
Céline graduated at La Rochelle University in 2020, at 36 years old. Because of her research, she had the chance to work on remote and gorgeous places of the Arctic, where she feels the most at home. She hopes to being able to settle in an Arctic area at some point of her career. This later point has now been achieved. At the same time she got accepted into Homeward Bound, she also accepted her new position with Copenhagen University as both Station Scientist at Arctic Station based in Qeqertarsuaq Greenland and postdoc at the Department of Biology in Denmark. She will continue her work about pollutants and seabirds in Greenland
As a science addict, Céline invests a lot of time on her research and related activities. But she also finds time to share her atypical background so that the youngest hear that it’s ok to be wrong and change your area of study, and that science is for everyone. She also talks about global changes and how the Arctic is impacted by our activities on different platforms.
Céline enjoys spending time outdoors on long walks to take pictures of nature. She reads a lot, from polar to scientific books, have a lot of different manual activities like knit or cross-stitch and do yoga and meditation. As an oversensitive person, Céline spends most of her time on solitary activities, but she also spends a lot of time with her friends on game night or having drinks.
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