I am a political scientist at the German Centre for Rail Traffic Research (DZSF) in Bonn. My work areas are research management in the field of rail traffic and research related to political participation and mobility. Additionally, I am an adjunct lecturer at University of Duisburg-Essen and Rhine-Waal University and serve as scientific advisor for the BMBF-funded research project FANZinE - Football as basis for social cohesion in Europe.

From 2018-2021 I was a postdoctoral researcher and project manager in the DFG research project The Identity Effect of Europeanized Lifeworlds: Becoming European via Football at Rhine-Waal University and University of Mainz. My previous work includes positions as senior advisor to the Hans Böckler Foundation, as researcher at University of Duisburg-Essen and as lecturer at RWTH Aachen University. I regularly teach methodology in social sciences and classes in the area of political participation, political organisations, and policy research. I am trained in diversity oriented career coaching, peer coaching and in solution-focused counseling with a special focus on students and young researchers.

I have studied political science and history (2003-2010) at the universities of Aachen, Prague and Potsdam. In 2017, I obtained my PhD with a work on Young people in old politics from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen (supervised by Prof. Dr Achim Goerres).