Araceli spent several years working for Airbus in Germany as an aerospace engineer, before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and she is now finishing a PhD in quantum optics and many-body physics at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.
Following discussions with the different quantum stakeholders she had over the last few years, Araceli identified the need to bridge the gap between businesses and academia, as well as to raise the quantum awareness to the general public.
As a result, she has been awarded an OSA fellowship which she will spend on international outreach in order to become a ‘global ambassador’ advocating quantum technologies. To create a link between the different stakeholders in the quantum community, and generate global opportunities with quantum technologies, Araceli has now founded her own company called QURECA.