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Dear all, My name is Micaela and I am Open Acces Coordinator at UNIL. I did my MSC Fellowship in Cambridge from 2014 to 2018. I joined MCAA at the beginning of my fellowship and have been very active ever since. I was chair of the Policy working group in 2016-2017 and organized several activities surrounding different themes of science policy. I was also in charge of the very successful “My Super Science Heroes” project for which we recently signed a publishing contract with Sourcebooks and which could potentially help us self-fund MCAA in the near future. I was one of the founding members of the Swiss Chapter and since its inception I organized our participation in the March for Science and an event at the University of Fribourg on research funding opportunities for researchers in Switzerland. In my long experience, I have rarely seen so many candidates for the position of Chair, which is a very exciting and promising thing. In line with other working groups and chapters, we might take advantage of this by creating a chapter board where the responsabilities and burdens are divided amongst several members. As Chair, I would bring my experience in the inner workings of MCAA as well as my proven track record of collaborating and working to improve our association. In particular, I would like to extend and revive our chapter (there are close to 200 MCAA with current addresses in Switzerland) and build strong ties with local institutions, such as Euraxess and Euresearch or even the SNSF (with which I have ties). I would also like to submit to you a short survey to know which kind of activities you would find valuable in our Chapter and would work along our board to see them through! I’m sure that this auspicious beginning will bring great fruits for the future of our Chapter! I’ll be looking forward to meeting you all soon. Best regards, Micaela PS: You can Cast your votes here: https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/polls/mcaa-switzerland-chapter-election-...