August 28, 2018

Here I am

Dr. Bozhana IvanovaIā€™m Bo. I was born in Varna, Bulgaria and here is what moves me.

It’s a constant learning for me. I know nothing. I explore myself. I love the beach.

By education I’m a Doctor in Informatics. I like science and its application in real life. I’ve participated multiple times as a mentor or a jury member in IT contests. I love exploring the world and applying new methods. UX design is my professional field of growth. My specialty is finding smart ways to solve challenges. I’m also interested in lateral leading, company strategy, team architecture, angel investments and successful project management. I learned from Prince 2.

To play beach volleyball as often as I can is a great privilege for me. I’m in a team with my sister and the amazing coach Dr. Elena Kiesling. I also go to beach volleyball camps at least twice an year in Sunstation beach, Gandia, Spain. Besides beach volleyball I started training Wing Chun – it is a new exciting part of my happy life. I also participate in Tai Chi and Chi Gong classes. In the off-season I train my body, coordination, strength, balance, endurance, etc.

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Music is with me everywhere I am. I started learning the piano and it brings joy in my life and a smile on my face every time I play. I’m not an expert, though. Another activity I enjoy very much is cooking. I guess it runs in the family šŸ™‚ Cooking and sharing my food with my people is often a part of my day.

Sometimes, I create art. I’ve got my background in art and applied arts, because I was in a school with an art profile for 8 years. Nowadays, my art pieces are not for sale or exposed in art galleries as in the past, but you can find them in the homes of my friends šŸ™‚

I also have a passion for teaching, since I was teaching professionally at the Department of Informatics at the University of Economics – Varna for over 4 years. When I learn – I teach, in my eyes it’s a great way of sharing, and also of refining my own game. Once, me and my team won Startup Weekend Varna with a project related to education and VR. We were the only team that was not fighting or being too serious, we had fun and a friendly creative team atmosphere. This is what I believe in.

As you can imagine, books are also a part of my life. There are times when I read 1 book per day, then I take some time to reflect and apply what I’ve learned and analyzed in real life situations. Finding mastery in everything is fun. My love for literature somehow created my skill to write. I am a published author of scientific articles and papers and I won some literature writing contests in the past. I am also currently writing a book, just putting my words and thoughts on paper for my friends, so I can be there next to them when they need and miss me, even when I’m not there. This is how much I love you guys!

Laughter is a great way to spend my time. It’s my hobby šŸ˜€

If you are curious how do I have the energy for all this and my people, well, I choose to work a job that I love and that gives me freedom and joy, with people who inspire me and who I like, at a place that’s beautiful, and to earn enough to finance all my ideas, even the bravest ones. In addition I am not an expert in anything, I’m a beginner in mostly everything and I’m a master only of being myself (and a master of Informatics šŸ˜€ Bulgarian education is legit šŸ˜€ ). I’m completely happy. This is quite empowering.

Dr. Bozhana Ivanova

When it is time to contact me

bozhanaux@gmail.com