Current Position

PhD-Student in the Collaborative Research Center 990: Ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)
Dissertation theme: Determinants of land use change and impact on household welfare among smallholder farmers


Education
Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences (2011)

° Study area: International and Tropical Agriculture; Georg-August Universität Göttingen
° Master thesis: "Fair Trade Coffee Cooperatives- Opportunities and Challenges for Rural Smallholders in Bolivia"
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences (2008)

° Study area: Crop Sciences; Georg-August Universität Göttingen
° Bachelor thesis: "Land reforms in Latin America: Distorted land markets and policy instruments- an evaluation of the Bolivian land reform"

Work /Research Experience
Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Lima, Peru

° Consultant (November 2011- February 2012)
° Project "Financial compensation for conservation of tropical forests"

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Lima, Peru

° Internship (May - October 2011)
° Project "Financial compensation for conservation of tropical forests"

Indigenous smallholder cooperative MINGA; San Ignacio de Velasco, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

° Data collection for master thesis (November 2009 - May 2010)
° Thesis title: "Fair Trade Coffee Cooperatives- Opportunities and Challenges for Rural Smallholders in Bolivia"
° Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Indigenous smallholder cooperative MINGA; San Ignacio de Velasco, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

° Internship (February - May 2007)

Collaborative Research Center 552 STORMA, Georg-August Universität Göttingen

° Student research assistant (November 2008 - June 2009)

Department for Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August Universität Göttingen

° Student research assistant (May 2007- May 2008)