Ginevra Larroux

Ginevra Larroux

Graduated in Physical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano. First-year student in the Master's Degree in Energy Science and Technology, EPFL.

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First year student of Master's Degree in Energy Science and Technology, EPFL My name is Ginevra, I am twenty-two years old and I am attending the first year of the Master's Degree in Energy Science and Technology at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland. I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Engineering in September 2022, at the Politecnico di Milano.

I was selected among "The best freshmen of my degree course 2019-2020" and I enjoyed the privilege of tax exemption for merit. I graduated with top marks from the scientific high school Paolo Frisi in Monza, during the fourth year I spent six months at C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air, Maryland, USA. Despite still appreciating literature and creative arts, my preference for scientific subjects became increasingly evident during those years.

I quickly chose to dedicate myself to Physics, but with an approach as participatory as possible to the world that I have experience in, which for me means applied to technology: that's why I decided to enroll in Engineering (besides always having had a rather "engineering" mindset, in the stereotyped sense of the term!). As a recent graduate, I am excited about the idea of ​​continuing to deepen my interest in the more "macroscopic" physics: energy. I am very passionate about the challenge of the energy transition that my generation will be a protagonist of. I am passionate about the idea of ​​taking part in the epochal change that awaits us, with my skills as a "scientist" and, aware of the responsibility of knowledge, I will not neglect mind and heart in the decisions that the future will hold for me. Alongside my studies, I cultivate various interests, first and foremost: the mountains. I am a beginner mountaineer, skier, and runner. I believe that the mountain conveys indispensable values.

The love for nature and respect for the environment are essential for our generation and will be foundational for my choices in the workplace. The predisposition to hard work and the tenacity necessary to achieve a goal, as well as the ability to assess risks and give up if conditions are adverse, have been formative for me. Furthermore, direct and pure access to beauty has stimulated in me a deep and conscious sense of civic and humanitarian duty.

During the international mobility experience, I lived with a family of scientists from India, a significant personal enrichment opportunity. The encounter with people of different culture, experiences, and traditions has always fascinated me. Furthermore, as an educator, I had the opportunity to meet the children who experienced the 2012 Amatrice earthquake, thanks to Sport Senza Frontiere ONLUS.

For some years now, I have been spending my summers traveling, for example in Armenia and Iran, accompanied by theologians and experts in geopolitics, whom, along with the local populations, I thank as sources of important reflections for myself and my education.

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