Since 2017: Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Research Unit: Marine Spatial Management
2013 - 2017: PhD thesis at the Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, University of Hamburg, in cooperation with the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries. Title of PhD thesis: “"From fish biodiversity indicators to spatial risk assessments - Towards the integration of Blue Growth and conservation objectives in the German Bight”
2011 – 2013: Scientific coordinator of a research project on the sustainable land use in the Okavango Region, Biocentre Klein Flottbek, University of Hamburg
2010: Scientific staff member in a project on ecosystem-based management to safeguard mangroves in the Southern Pacific, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Suva, Fiji
2009: Intern, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Suva, Fiji
2006 - 2009: Master of Science, International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology, University of Bremen. Thesis title: "Evaluating the role of science in community based adaptive management of coastal resources in Fiji"
2007 - 2008: Research assistant, Institute of Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
2003 - 2006: Basic studies in biology and fisheries science, University of Hamburg