My need to understanding the world has always been linked to my passion for nature. I grew up close to the Wadden Sea in Germany. It was therefore very natural for me to dig up worms from the mud flats during my biology degree. Or to study photosynthesis in tiny algae during my PhD in marine biology, at the University of Rostock.
To broaden my perspective, I spent a year studying science communication at Dublin City University, in Ireland. This finally led me to change sides: from conducting research to writing about research.
As a freelance science journalist, I have covered various topics from marine and environmental sciences to technological and health issues for newspapers, scientific organisations and online media in Germany. In particular, I have written for the now defunct Financial Times Deutschland, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Die Zeit as well as stern.de.