I am a PhD researcher at the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research (University of Leuven, Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Laura Vandenbosch. My PhD project Politics Undercover: Understanding the Role of Social Media and Entertainment Fiction in the Development of the Political Self in Adolescence uses a multidisciplinary approach to the study of political development as it combines communication, political and psychological sciences. My PhD is part of the ERC-funded MIMIc project: “Malleability in mediated ideals: A paradigm to understand effects of contemporary media in adolescents’ well-being”. Alongside my academic pursuits, I serve as a well-being ambassador in the Faculty of Social Sciences, actively exploring ways to promote well-being at work and foster integration. In my personal time, I also enjoy writing poetry and reflections on diverse topics.