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 anddirector of Girls on Ice Switzerland and am looking forward to more international Girls on Ice programs!
PhD in Glaciology
Founder Girls on Ice Switzerland
Steering committee Inspiring Girls Expeditions
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