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 or die Tageszeitung, taz. Recently, I started to report in English language for the Earth Journalism Network. In 2015-16, I was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow, auditing classes and seminars at MIT and Harvard.
Through my work I aim to contribute to our collective understanding of environmental issues. Coming from a background in the humanities and social sciences, I believe it is key not only to understand possible solutions from the technical and scientific point of view, but also from a social, political, and economic angle. Most of my stories take place at the intersection of the environment, culture, technology, and science.
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.
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.
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.
I have co-authored and assisted with reports for English language publications such as IPS News, RTCC – Responding to Climate Change, and MacLean’s Magazine.
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