I think of myself as a prime case of a ‘multipotentialite’, equipped with a hungry mind and two surprisingly restless feet for a shoe size 37! I am German on paper but have spent extended periods abroad in several other countries, including a five-month long walk across the United States.
I joined GRID-Arendal’s Production and Communication office in November 2022 as a consultant stationed in Malmö, Sweden. My role as mapping and design expert is to combine my scientific understanding with artistic expression to create high-quality maps, illustrations, and visual narratives such as story maps.
I hold a BSc in Liberal Arts from Amsterdam University College, and a MSc in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis from Lund University in Sweden. Prior to joining GRID-Arendal, I worked at the European Space Agency in Rome as part of the Earth Observation data visualization and outreach team.
In my free time, I am renovating our old Swedish stone house, tending my vegetable garden, or enjoying a sauna session and a dip in the ocean.