Asteroid Day Community Member Spotlight – Venelin Bochev

Asteroid Day Community Member Spotlight – Venelin Bochev

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It takes a village to organise and host Asteroid Day. Every year our AD Crew works hard to bring you the global programme. In this Community Member Spotlight, we talked with Venelin Bochev, who was making sure that everything came together by acting as the Logistics Manager for our 2018 and 2019 events.

Venelin, how did you hear about the opportunity to get involved with Asteroid Day?
I heard about Asteroid Day from a friend and I am grateful to have participated in it as I learned a lot. It also gave me financial support during my Master’s degree studies.

What were some of the roles you held while working for Asteroid Day?
I was handling logistics related to the setup of the main Asteroid Day events.

What were some of the new skills you picked up?
I would say I learned a lot about event management and logistics which are transversal skills that have helped me later on in my career up till today.

What was your favourite part about the work as a whole?
Celebrating at the Asteroid Day Gala after I had done the bulk of my work – quite a fulfilling experience indeed!

Venelin Bochev & Forrest Pommier-Schindler working on AD LIVE

What person did you meet during your time with Asteroid Day that inspired you and why?
Gianluca Masi – an Astrophysicist – is one of the most warmhearted people I have met.

How did the experience with Asteroid Day impact you personally and professionally?
It definitely was an experience out of my comfort zone that helped me see things from a different angle.

Would you recommend working for Asteroid Day?
Yes, 100%!

Venelin at BCE studio with AD Board Members and Interns