Alumni Portraits

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  • Anna Gustafsson Chen, tumnagel "All novels I translate are sad" She has translated a Nobel Laureate, been praised by the Swedish Academy and started publishing books. Although her career seems to follow a red thread, it is a coincidence that has guided Anna Gustafsson Chen.
  • Saeid Esmaeilzadeh in a sofa The chemist who became a businessman Saeid Esmaeilzadeh became an associate Professor at the age of 28. But a failed experiment changed his direction and instead paved the way for a career as an entrepreneur.
  • Molecular Life Sciences alum Olivia Gallegos. Photo: Anna Niva "The master's programme helped me define what road I wanted to take" As a former master's student at SU, Olivia Gallegos’ best advice to current international students is to learn Swedish and to make sure to go to job fairs and socialize. “You never know what a simple conversation can lead to”, she says.
  • Sara Sigurlásdóttir. Photo: Anna Niva The passion for bacteria led her to a doctoral degree During her Master’s programme in Microbiology, Sara Sigurlásdóttir didn’t have any plans on applying for a PhD position. But when working on her Master’s thesis she found her topic so interesting, that when she got the chance to continue doing research on it she had to say yes.