Raised in Brunswick, studied in Munich, living in Berlin | trained journalist with 10+ years of professional experience| studied International Affairs & International Law | IJP Middle East fellow 2015 | Holbrooke Grant Awardee 2017
Returning from the Middle East I was hired by zenith, Germany's leading magazine on Arab affairs. As Managing Editor I report from various MENA countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, ...) and focus on the design and implementation of new strategies and projects for zenith's publishing unit Levante Verlag as well as being co-responsible for the magazine's journalistic output.
IJP Middle East Fellow
The Jordan Times
Two months full immersion Arabic course at the Jordan Language Academy in Amman while freelancing for media outlets such as taz, Business Punk, Le Monde Diplomatique and others. As I was awarded with an IJP Middle East fellowship I will work for several months at the Jordan Times.
Deputy Editor in Chief
The European Magazine
Founding staff member of the The European Magazine in Summer 2009. Until finishing my university degree I was Managing Editor and since 2011 Deputy Editor-in-Chief. My areas of responsibility included all strategic and organizational aspects of the Magazine's approach to increase it's international / european outreach. I focused on Foreign Affairs, Security Policy and International Law.
Intern & Freelancer
Interned at and freelanced for Cicero magazine until my former boss went on to start The European and hired me as founding staff member.
Trainee & Managing Editor
Two years of training including special training while studying political science. Following the apprenticeship I was employed and worked in a leading position for Munich's Airmotion news agency. Among other event I covered the US elections 2008.
Studied International Affairs with minors in International Law and Psychology (magna cum laude) at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich. My thesis was published afterwards („Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof im Spannungsfeld von Frieden und Gerechtigkeit“, in: Münchener Beiträge zur Politikwissenschaft, 2011).