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Work experience

Since 2016

Junior Professional Officer (JPO) at the Global Climate Observation System (GCOS) secretariat, 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

  • Coordination of global climate observations 

Since 2016

Guest Scientist at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK)

  • Climatic extremes and hydrological hazards
  • Impacts of land use change on hydrology
  • Model intercomparison

2014 – 2016


Climate Change Adaptation Specialist for UNEP Afghanistan

  • Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in Afghanistan 
  • Capacity Development for Afghan ministries and government agencies to address Climate Change 
  • Integrating GeoData and scientific approaches in Climate Change Adaptation in Afghanistan
2011 – 2015

Scientific Assistant at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Adaptation to Global Change in Africa with a focus on water resources
  • Climatic extremes and hydrological hazards
  • Numerical modelling and model development (SWIM)
2010 – 2011

Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Earth- and Environmental Science at the University of Potsdam
  • Erosion in tropical rainforests
  • Conduct of field work on Barro Colorado Island, Panama
2009 – 2010

Graduate Assistant at the Archive of the Diocese of Würzburg
Identification of parish boundaries on the basis of historical sources/ set-up of a Geographical Information System for the diocese
2007 – 2010

Student Assistant at the Chair of Physical Geography of the University of Würzburg
Work for the project IMPETUS (Integrated Approach to the Efficient Management of Scarce Water Resources in West Africa)
2002 Civilian Service at the German Speaking Catholic Congregation Paris, France


PhD in Hydrology and Climatology
Thesis: „Floods in the Niger River Basin in the face of Global Change – Analysis, Attribution and Projections“ (
2011 – 2016  
PhD candidate at the Potsdam University, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science

Graduation in Geography (Diploma)
Thesis: „Development of Wet-Bulb-Temperatures in Germany with special regard to Power Plants“

Graduation in History and Political Science (Master of Arts)
Thesis: „External Rule and Development – a comparison of German and British colonial policy using the example of Togo and Gold Coast“
2005 – 2009

Studies of History and Political Science at the University of Würzburg
Major: Modern and Contemporary History, Minor: Political Science and Ancient History
2004  2010 

Studies of Geography at the University of Würzburg
Major: Geography, Minor: Geology, Political Science
Abitur at Montfort Gymnasium Tettnang

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