Since 2009 freelancing with:
- Diatoms as Bio-indicators – determining the water quality of lakes and rivers using diatom assemblages.
- Biology translations – translating biological manuscripts (German/English).
2012 Diploma in “Specialized Journalism” (Fachjournalistin)
from the Freien Journalistenschule, Berlin, Germany
2009 Diploma in Translation (Engl./German)
from the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London
2006-2009 Research and Teaching Associate
at Osnabrück University, Germany. Research topics in the field of limnology
2005 Research Associate
at Rostock University, Germany, and as a visiting scientist at the Leibnitz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) Berlin, Germany. Project: „A multi-proxy paleolimnological reconstruction of trophic state reference conditions for stratified carbonate-rich lakes in Northern Germany.”
at Brunel University in London, Great Britain. Research topic: “Possibility to use diatoms, 210Pb and 137Cs as paleolimnological indicators of earthquakes in Lake Sapanca (Turkey)“.
1999-2003 Doctoral Position
at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Research topic: „Reconstructing trophic state changes for shallow and deep lakes in a limestone region of Ontario, Canada, using paleolimnological indicators”.
1997/1998 Student Field, Laboratory and Conference Organizing Assistant
Participated in several limnological projects for the IGB Berlin and the University Greifswald, Germany.
1992-1997 Diploma in Biology (~Master equivalent)
at Free University Berlin (FU), Germany. Diploma thesis was completed at the IGB, Berlin, Germany. Thesis title: “Algal assemblages and chlorophyll a concentrations from silt, sand and stone substrates of a lowland river (Müggelspree, southeast of Berlin).” (In German).
1994/1995 International Student
as an Undergraduate at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.