I was born, grew up and studied in Prague. I came to Manchester in September 2000 as part of my studies for information services diploma and subsequently a Bachelor degree in Business Studies. Although my stay in England was meant to be temporary, fate decided otherwise and I permanently settled in Manchester after getting married in 2003. My husband and I have 2 wonderful boys.
I have worked for a prestigious architectural practice in the city centre since 2004, first as a Document Controller, now as the Information Manager and in my spare time I play slowpitch softball for Tigers, a team which competes in the Manchester Softball League (outdoor and indoor).

​I was born in České Budějovice in South Bohemia. After finishing my studies and gaining a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Charles University in Prague and Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg in France, I was looking for a short placement abroad to further my scientific career. Early in 2008, I took a temporary position at the University of Manchester and it so happened that I stayed and settled in here. At work, I am a biologist studying processes that regulate cellular division (I work at the Cancer Research UK Institute at the University of Manchester). I am also passionate about teaching and hold a Fellowship of AdvanceHE. At home, I am a mum to two young boys.

In my spare time, I like to read science fiction or binge watch series. I am proud of my Czech identity and wish to maintain it for myself and my family, and I greatly value the opportunity to socialise with fellow expats and realise the need to actively support the community; hence I am thrilled to be part of a the team that provides all of that.