Since 2011: PhD-student within the VECTORs project at the Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries (TI) and the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries science (IHF) at the University of Hamburg
2009 - 2011: Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Ghent (Belgium), Algarve (Portugal) and Paris (France) and the NOAA, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, MA (United States). Master thesis: "Quantifying catch performance of Turtle Excluder Devices in the Northwest Atlantic bottom trawl fishery"
2010: Research assistant at the Laboratoire Arago, Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls/Mer, France
2009 - 2010: Researcher within the BIOMARES-Life project at the Centro de Ciências do Mar do Algarve, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2009: Research assistant at the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, Hamburg, Germany
2008: Assistant at the Institute for Marine Biology, Isola de Giglio, Italy
2006 - 2009: Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Hamburg. Bachelor Thesis: "Conflict management in juvenile spectacled parrotlets-comparison between singletons and siblings."