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Jennifer Walker is an ex-physicist turned freelance writer specialising in art, travel and culture, as well as literary fiction, ghostwriting and copy editing.
Originally from the UK, Jennifer comes from a mixed background of British and Hungarian heritage. Born in Epsom, Surrey, Jennifer grew up between East Sussex and Budapest, infusing her with a wanderlust and a fascination for other cultures.
In 2005, she graduated with an MPhys in Physics with Satellite Technology with a First Class with Honours from the University of Surrey, and conducted her masters research at GSI (Institute for Heavy Ion Research) in Darmstadt, Germany for a year before moving to Madrid, Spain to undertake her postgraduate studies. She has a Masters of Advanced Studies in Nuclear Physics from the Universidad Compluntense de Madrid and finished her PhD in Physics (Summa Cum Laude) at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2011, and has conducted experiments and research work at CSIC (Spain), CERN (Switzerland), GSI (Germany) and GANIL (France). In 2012 she obtained a certificate in Copy Editing and Proofreading with the Writers' Bureau and in 2013 she is undertook the certificate in Travel Writing with MatadorU.
After completing her studies, Jennifer threw caution - and physics - to the wind to pursue her true passion: writing. She has been working as a professional writer since graduation and has had her work published in a variety of print and online publications based in Spain, the UK, the USA, the Netherlands and the Former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She lived in Madrid, Spain for seven years, and moved to Tbilisi, Georgia for two months in 2012 to work for the national English language newspaper Georgia Today. In 2013, she decided leave Spain to return to her Hungarian roots and has moved back to Budapest.
She's a blogger for the Huffington Post, and she writes about Budapest culture and gastronomy for The Budapest Times. She has written and worked for: DK Travel (Penguin books), CNN Travel, Move Guides, Inside Guides, Viator, Gadling, The Matador Network, GOOD Magazine, Bootsnall, The Expeditioner, ARTES Magazine, Kunstpedia, The Culture-ist, Twine Magazine, Georgia Today, InMadrid, My Vacation Source, JSpace, Hipmunk and Fortnighter. She is also the co-editor/associate editor for the LA based literary journal Falling Star Magazine.
Jennifer also works as a ghostwriter for a number of private clients in both novel and article writing. As a fiction writer, she publishes under the pen name Deborah Nagy and her work has appeared in the Writer's Abroad Anthology, Midwest Literary Magazine and Literary Brushstrokes.