I’m István Darabán, 24, born and raised in Transylvania, currently based in Budapest, Hungary.
At different points in my childhood, I wanted to be: an engineer, geography teacher, medical doctor, physiotherapist, basketball player, and psychologist.
I settled for biomedical scientist and studied at King’s College London and the University of Amsterdam.
Yet I found it was curiosity – perhaps a bit dreamy and unbridled – that guided my entire life. As a writer, I can fully immerse myself in the wonders of the world around me, and try to spark a similar sense of awe in others.
I am most fascinated by people and their relationships with the world around them. I try to capture this shared human experience through places and cultures, science and philosophy.
Since starting off on Medium, my writing has appeared in The Times, Big Think, and Decanter, among others.