I believe mentoring is important because it is useful to hear the academic paths that others have followed, to help us build our own. Mentors outside our usual field of work are an opportunity to see the greater University that sometimes is hidden beyond those buildings at ANU. I enjoy meeting new smart-people, and the regular Mentorship meetings can help trigger maybe a friendship or maybe a long lasting academic collaboration.
I bring to the table my experience in faculty positions in the USA for ten years (Penn State, UC Berkeley, and Johns Hopkins University) and Denmark for seven (University of Copenhagen and Max Planck Odense Centre), in 2017 I arrived to ANU. During this international journey, I have served in committees, taught courses, carry on research with colleagues from different fields, and learned the advantages and disadvantages of each place. I would be happy to share that journey with anybody interested to also share his/her dreams of academia.