After studying economics in Hohenheim, Germany, and Guelph, Canada, I worked for Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) in Bonn, developing harmonised Fairtade Standards and monitoring tools. Following this I worked as a consultant in strategy consulting and SAP implementation. I concentrated on project management and process design in various sectors in industry and trade.

During a master degree in energy management at Koblenz University I specialised in international climate policy, renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. I then spent two years with Ecofys, where I was responsible for activities related to new mechanisms within the international climate regime and conducted a range of projects related to policy evaluation and design. From 2010 to beginning 2014 I worked for Climate Analytics, supporting the international climate negotiations under the UNFCCC and working on various projects related to policy analysis, including leading the Climate Action Tracker team.

I have more than 15 years experience in project management in various sectors, working both nationally and internationally and more than 7 years experience in working as a policy analyst in the energy and climate field.