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Alena Boyko


What is one thing you want students to know about you? 

I am a nuclear physicist and I am working on one of the most advanced reactors in the world.

What's your educational background?

Gymnasium No 9 (one of top 10 schools in Russia); B.Sc. in Physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong; M.A.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Toronto.

What are 4-5 personality traits you would use to describe yourself?

Humorous, hardworking, empathetic, passionate.

Name your favourite TV show, movie, and song:

Favourite TV show: Big Bang Theory

Favourite movie: 3 Idiots

Favourite song: Gimmie!

What are some of your hobbies?

I paddle in a dragon boat team and I speak to a various degree six languages.

What was your favourite subject in high school?


What is something you would tell your younger self in high school?

Your today's work will pay off hundredfold, just keep going!

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