My name is Nadina Vasileva and I am Bulgarian. I was born in Odessa, Ukraine, where my parents were studying to obtain their PhDs in science. We remained in Odessa until I was 10 years old, but, due to lack of sufficient income, my family returned to Bulgaria, where the work opportunities were better for my parents at the time. I completed my secondary education at the 1st English High School in the city of Varna, where I was inspired for the first time to pursue a career in the biological sciences.

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