I am Linda Abdelall, 26 years old. Trained as a pharmacist, I hold a Master’s degree in Governance and Leadership in European Public Health from Maastricht University.
Even though I have double citizenship (Italian and British), Italian is my native language. Nevertheless, the majority of the posts published in this Blog is in English. The creation of PharmInEu is meaninful to me as I am “rolling my sleeves”, putting me to the test, and working on making positive things happen.
WHO AM I?
I have studied foreign languages (English, French and German) for five years because I have always been fascinated by other cultures and other sounds. The knowledge of languages was the first step to get to know the world.
In Novemeber 2016, I graduated in Pharmacy at the University of Torino (Italy) and I also passed the national qualifying examination. In the following months, I started searching on the Internet looking for job opportunities abroad and I noticed huge differences in healthcare across the EU countries. I was never told about these differences at my university. After months of research and studies, I realised that I wanted to have an impact in Europe, I wanted to do something to improve the quality of life of the European community. I found Maastricht University website and I have been immediatly charmed by its master’s courses.
I clearly remember when I finished working in the pharmacy at 8 p.m and after few hours I was on my way to the Netherlands. I lived in a small village at the border between Belgium and the Netherlands: probably for the first time I realised how magnificent is Europe without any borders. So far, leaving my home country and start discoving Europe the best decision I ever taken .