March 3rd, 2022

Alumni spotlight: Alvis Nia Huijsmans

While carrying out research on the ISS means conducting groundbreaking science, our proudest achievement is in working with the bright and curious students who participate in our program. Today, we're catching up with Alvis Nia Huijsmans, who was named a Finalist in our 2016 UAE contest.

Alvis Nia Huijsmans.jpg GiS UAE alum Alvis Nia Huijsmans

Current role: 2nd year student in an integrated masters course in physics at the University of Warwick

Career goal: Teaching/tutoring or academic research

"My favorite Genes in Space memory is probably the moment I got the news that my team had been selected as finalists — or rather immediately after, seeing the reactions on my teammates' faces."