I am Esther Anaya (@anayaesther), 38 years old, born in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona) and I am currently doing a PhD in the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (UK). My background is a mixture of Environmental Sciences, Cultural Studies and Transport and my professional dedication has mainly been urban cycling, since 2003. I’ve worked in advocacy groups, consultancies, as a freelance and now as a researcher. My aim is to achieve greener, healthier, more inclusive and happier cities with an open and collaborative approach.
I am passionate about what I do and I consider myself very fortunate to be doing exciting research within the European project @EUPASTA in such a stimulating city like London and surrounded (even when there is distance) by wonderful family and friends.
A part from my everyday life as a researcher and Catalan #expatlife in London, I will be twitting about #healthyliving: I bake my own bread, make my own cosmetics, I cook healthy and simple recipes, do pilates and yoga and during the last year I have been practicing meditation. I might also be talking about culture: literature, music and exhibitions and nature: especially parks and trees.
This will be one of the few opportunities that I will be using social media to express myself beyond my professional sphere, so you’ll be able to know a bit more about who I am and what I do.
I am thankful for this opportunity that many interesting people have already taken and I am looking forward to sharing this experience with all of you!