Growing up in the Swiss Alps, I have been fascinated by snow and ice for as long as I can remember. While studying physics at the ETH, I did my master thesis at the snow and avalanche research center (SLF) in Davos. Afterwards, I moved to Juneau Alaska, where I worked as a research assistant visiting many of the glaciers on the fringe of the Juneau Ice Field and I couldn’t help falling in love with this landscape. Then I moved to Fairbanks, where I received my PhD in glaciology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. During this time, I started the Alaska version of Girls on Ice, together with Barbara Trüssel-Reyes and Joanna Young, and taught GOI-Alaska during the first two years.
After moving back to Switzerland, I continue to develop and maintain the application and review system for Inspiring Girls Expeditions. Working as a software engineer, I can apply my programming skills acquired through my doctorate (modeling of glaciers and ice sheets). I am the founder and director of Girls on Ice Switzerland and am looking forward to more international Girls on Ice programs!
PhD in Glaciology
Founder & Director Girls on Ice Switzerland
Steering committee Inspiring Girls Expeditions 2014 - 2018
Application/Review-system manager 2012 - present
Co-Founder Girls on Ice Alaska
Girls on Ice Alaska Instructor 2012, 2013
Girls on Ice Switzerland Instructor 2017