A graduate of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with a diverse background in development cooperation, medical journalism and project management as well as working experiences in African countries and Germany, I am enthusiastic of epidemiology, passionate about public and global health, rooted in research – and currently a fellow of the German Field Epidemiology Training Programme at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in collaboration with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
A glimpse into 10+ years of work experiences
From supporting the COVID-19 response of a German local health authority to assisting at the national emergency operations centre: This is, among others, how I contributed to respond to COVID-19 in Germany.
From conducting policy advisory work for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to implementing epidemic preparedness activities abroad with GIZ: This is, among others, how I contributed to improve global health security.
From interviewing the father of the Patient Zero of the West African Ebola epidemic to researching the cause of nodding syndrome in Uganda: This is, among others, what I covered as a freelance medical journalist with a focus on health in low and middle income countries.
From establishing a science-journalistic start-up to gathering experts’ statements and writing fact sheets for journalists: This is, among others, how I supported the Science Media Center Germany as a senior medical editor.
From co-leading an one-week seminar for the German Academic Scholarship Foundation to being a student representative for more than 1200 Public Health students: This is, among others, how I work pro bono and volunteer.