I was born in Augsburg in the south of Germany and spent my childhood hiking and skiing with my parents in the Alps. I studied geography at the University of Würzburg and moved to Switzerland for my diploma thesis on the anatomical classification of Arctic driftwood at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). In the same research group I then started my PhD further exploring the palaeoenvironmental potential of Arctic driftwood as a proxy archive. In Switzerland I fell completely in love with the mountains and spent almost all of my free time doing different mountain sport activities. After finishing my PhD, I started a 18 months Postdoc project at the Argentinian Institute of Snow, Ice and Environmental Research (IANIGLA) in Mendoza. There, I intensively explored the fascinating mountains of the Andes with its enormous glaciers.
Girls on Ice Switzerland Instructor - 2018