Even if you have no interest in medical research, you should read this piece. Clara, at 34, has had an interesting career path and life in general - including two self confessed midlife crisis. From attending secondary school in Nigeria like many of us, she now speaks 4.5 languages: German, French, English, Yoruba and Italian (the .5).
Clara is British-Nigerian: but unlike the standard validity of 10 years, her current British passport is an awkward 11 years 5 months. Despite this extra cherry of validity on top, she’s currently chosen to live and settle in Belgium for some reasons. In her words “One is that I love the country and want my future children to grow up in such a multilingual society, and two is because Brexit kind of means that I am marooned in Europe because of fears of losing my residency if I ever leave”. She loves travelling, languages, cooking (without ever tasting in the process!), reading, learning in general and living a nomadic life. In the last 12 years, she has lived in 6 countries with the most remote location being Chandraghona, a little village in Bangladesh on the border with Burma/Myanmar.
In terms of career, hers has definitely not been a straight line.