- Visiting Scientist Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, Bolivia
- Since 2012 Scientific Assistant and PhD Student in the Department of Landscape Ecology
- 2002 - 2011 Studies of Geography at the Georg-August University of Göttingen
minor subjects: botany, international nature conservation and cultural anthropology
- Graduated in Physical Geography (Landscape Ecology) 2011 with the thesis: "Small Spatial variability of soil nutrients in experimental cocoa agroforestry plots (Alto Beni - Bolivia): A comparison of pooled and single samples using the equivalence test."