I am a freelance journalist from Berlin reporting for German public radio, print and online media, on environment, tech, and society. In 2015-16, I was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.
As a full-time freelancer for German media since 2009, I’ve worked for the national public Deutschlandradios as a radio reporter, feature author and online editor. My reports have also appeared in print and online publications, such as DIE ZEIT and die Tageszeitung, taz. I have done reporting in English language for the Earth Journalism Network, published by Ensia and Vox, and co-authored and assisted with stories for IPS News, RTCC – Responding to Climate Change, and MacLean’s Magazine.
Most of my stories take place at the intersection of the environment, society, technology, and science. My radio feature on strategies to tackle marine plastic was awarded the UMSICHT Science Award 2015 and, together with my feature on bioplastics, shortlisted for the Holtzbrinck Award for Science Journalism 2014.
I hold a German Diploma in Cultural Sciences (Master’s equivalent) with honors from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), which I received in 2007. Thanks to scholarships from ERASMUS and the German Academic Exchange Service I was able to study abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain in 2003, and at the University of California in Berkeley in 2004.
Together with a group of international freelance journalists, I ran a freely licensed Live Blog for the climate summit COP-19 in Warsaw, the Climate News Mosaic, in November 2013. For our collaborative ‚glocal‘ approach, we won the HostwriterPrize in 2014.
For journalists from abroad, I offer services as a fixer and coordinator.
Feel free to contact me if you are looking for someone to
- organize interviews in Germany
- interpret German-English and vice versa
- anything else that you need help with in Berlin.
I speak English fluently, Spanish decently, and barely French. My IELTS score (2015) is 8.5 (very good to expert user).
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