I am Nicole Farias Martinez, 22 years old and living in Alkmaar. I am studying Facility Management at Inholland University of Applied Sciences and am currently in my final year. At EURO 2020 I will be conducting my graduation research on the design of the fan Zone with regards to the facilities. My interest in events has grown because of my previous education in Facility Event Management. This allowed me to get to know the events industry and resulted in employment with a business events agency, where I was able to gain experience within this industry. I have always been curious as to how large and public events are organized and am therefore excited to be introduced to this through EURO 2020.
What makes it extra special is that it is about the European Football Championship. I am a big football fan myself and I have a season ticket at AZ Alkmaar. I like to go to matches of the Dutch national team and have always wanted to attend a major football tournament. It is great that Amsterdam is one of the playing cities of EURO 2020 and that it is therefore possible for me investigate this. I can now attend a football tournament that I always follow as a supporter and also help to make it successful.