Since my parents are both diplomats, I have always had an "urge" to see the world. I have henceforth lived in Burundi, Sweden, Germany, Kenya, Poland, Canada, and the United States. In Africa and Europe, I attended German schools, before going to a boarding school named King's Edgehill School in Windsor/NS/Canada.
After high school, I completed a B.Sc. in Integrated Science at Carleton University in Ottawa/ON/Canada. I then moved back to Bonn/Germany to complete a mandatory year of civilian service at a hospital's intensive care unit. Afterwards, I decided to enroll in the M.Sc. Neuroscience program at the University of Bonn. After having obtained my M.Sc. degree in 2014, I completed my PhD in the field of Neuroeconomics at the end of 2018. During this time, I worked at the Center for Economics and Neuroscience (CENs) in Bonn and used methods from neuroscience, psychology, and economics to study human decision making.
Even though my PhD focused on using neuroscience, psychology, and economics to investigate risk- and consumer-related decision making, my passion is to use neuroscientific methods to study my other passion: soccer (or football, as we call it in Europe). Outside of work, I am still interested in science, but additionally in almost any kind of sport, camping, music, photography, and most of all traveling.