Gaia B. Amman explores happiness & love.
We all strive for love and happiness, but what are they really, and how do we get there? Part molecular biologist and part novelist, Gaia Bistulfi Amman shares her humorous dissection on what it takes to be successful at life.
About the speaker
Dr. Gaia B Amman was born and raised in Italy. She moved to the United States in her twenties to pursue her PhD in molecular biology. She’s currently a Professor of Biology at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York, where she was voted “the professor of the month” by her students. Her research and commentaries have been published in prestigious peer-reviewed international journals including Nature.
A bookworm from birth, she wrote throughout her childhood and won two short story competitions in Italy in her teens. Gaia is an avid traveler and her fiction is often inspired by her life adventures. She is mostly passionate about people, and the struggles they face to embrace life. Her highest hope is to reach and help as many as she can through her writing as well as her teaching. She authored the Italian Saga, an irreverent series of humorous and insightful young adult novels taking place against the gorgeous backdrop of Northern Italy. The books, light-hearted and funny at first sight, deal with issues like sexuality, divorce, friendship, abuse, first love and self discovery.
Among her favorite authors are J.K. Rowling, Jandy Nelson, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Antoine de Saint Exupèry.
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Find those activities that makes you lose track of time and space. — Gaia B Amman
Love that matters is the love you give. — Gaia B Amman
Find what you love and share your experience. . . Teach your skills. It is going to make you feel useful, it's going to make you feel a part of your community, and it's going to make a world a better place because of you. — Gaia B Amman
Taking the leap means that if your zone is profitable, you quit your day job for it — Gaia B Amman
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