Dr. Aleksandra Sokolowska holds a BSc in Astronomy, MSc in Theoretical Physics and a Fast Track PhD in Computational Science at the University of Zurich, which is usually awarded to outstanding students seeking a scientific career. Over the years, she contributed with her work to our understanding of the environment of galaxies such as our own Milky Way. She is currently heading research and analytics branch of the ETH Zurich Spinoff Validity Labs, experimenting with the idea of decentralization in science and leveraging blockchain to support open collaboration. She also founded a non-profit organization to support careers of women in STEM called women++ and was selected as one of the Top 100 women in business in Switzerland in 2018.