I was born in Liege, Belgium, however spent most of my childhood living in various countries including South Africa (where I originally learnt English), Saudi Arabia and the UAE. I finished my A-Levels at Dubai College and subsequently came to Durham to do my undergraduate degree. After my first year, I decided experiment was not for me, and switched to the theoretical degree, which I completed in 2010.
Currently, I am doing my PhD under Robert Potvliege and Matt Jones for the Strontium Rydberg project, for which I am the theorist. My current work involves investigating the long range interactions between Rydberg atoms.