#AXSChat with Alexandra Nothnagel Atos Assistant Program Manager Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Governance
October 30, 2021
Antonio Santos, Debra Ruh, Neil Milliken
Graduated from Frankfurt Goethe University in Biochemistry, Alexandra Nothnagel worked in parasitology for the German Federal Agency of the German Federal Ministry of Health Paul-Ehrlich-Institute and as an Early Stage Researcher in Molecular Neurobiology with a Marie S. Curie Fellowship at ENS Paris. Alexandra is founder of the ResearchAbility initiative, an international multi-association project fostering inclusivity by supporting the careers of students and researchers with disabilities and assisting in making their professional environment accessible. Alexandra quickly became the Co-lead of the Diversity & Inclusivity working group in Marie Curie Alumni Association, since 2019 she is in the Board of directors of the French federation for students and young professionals with disabilities “100% Handinamique” where she leads the working group for students interested in science careers. Since 2020, Alexandra has a Proxy mandate for the French National Advisory Council for People with Disabilities in the working Group “European and international questions, application of conventions”. Alexandra joined Atos as Java techno-functional consultant and became certified Agile Scrum Product Owner naturally providing Accessibility consulting in her client projects with Public Sector and Defense as well as Health & Life Science client projects. As a consequence of her passion and activities for Accessibility and Inclusion, Alexandra became Assistant Program Manager of Atos Global Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Governance. In accordance with her scientific profile. Making use of her deep knowledge in Life Sciences and Biotechnology, being the former President of the Young European Biotech Network, Alexandra also joined the Atos Scientific Community focusing on the Augmented Humans & Co-Bots track. Alexandra lives with a chronic rare disease and is a Zebra in the autism spectrum, she advocates for inclusive societies and is working on the exchange between different groups of people with disabilities searching for conditions that favour the inclusion for all.