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. I then 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 continued to develop and maintain the application and review system for Inspiring Girls Expeditions and lead the move of our home-made software to a commercial solution. At the moment, I work as a software engineer, where I can apply my programming skills acquired through my doctorate (modeling of glaciers and ice sheets). I am now director of GOI-Switzerland and am looking forward to the start of the first international Girls on Ice program!
Founder Girls on Ice Switzerland
Steering committee Inspiring Girls Expeditions
Co-Founder Girls on Ice Alaska
Girls on Ice Alaska Instructor 2012, 2013