Half Beninese, half Belgian, I was born and grew up in Cotonou, the main city on the south coast of Benin in West Africa. I went to school at the french École EFE Montaigne in Cotonou, and in 2001 I started my undergraduate and master studies in Physics at the Université Paris XI. I did my first year of master as an ERASMUS physics student at the University of Manchester, and my second year as a student in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Observatoire de Paris. In 2006, I came to Exeter to do my PhD on the detection and characterisation of exoplanets, with Dr Suzanne Aigrain. I am now an Associate Research Fellow in Astrophysics at the University of Exeter. I am also a keen science communicator. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and meeting people from different cultures, practising sport and spending time with family and friends.