Having two sisters, a handful of amazing aunties and a caring mother, I grew up amongst strong, dedicated women. I learned early that I can do what I want and that gender is no limitation – yet life has brought many challenges, which needed me to speak up. My motivation for this expedition is to share my experience, knowledge and passion with other women and having an inspiring, deep and fun weekend out in the mountains.
During my studies of Geography with an emphasis on glaciers and climate change, I researched glaciers in New Zealand and the mountains of South America. I then glanced into the engineering world and decided to continue my education with a MAS at the ETH Zurich in international cooperation for which I worked one year in Nepal. This assignment has led me to a PhD in geography and sustainable development from the University of Bern, looking at the resilience of agricultural communities in Nepal. My studies have been driven by the love for the nature, the interest in climate change and its challenges and the compassion for the increase of the resilience of the global community.
Apart, I have studied yoga at a University in India and Australia since my early twenties, have participated in many meditation retreats (both Vipassana and Zen) and am a trained instructor for a variety of embodiment techniques. In addition, I am a certified professional integral coach (ICF accredited). All this comes from the thirst to explore and expand what I know to territories still foreign to me.
When I am off work, I love climbing, running and spending time in nature and enjoy quality time with friends, family and our newborn son.