About me

Freelance journalist and author

Favorite topics:
psychological research; life-long learning and personal growth; inspiring people; intercultural living; the love for flowers.

Since 2012, US-correspondent for Psychologie Heute, the leading psychology magazine for the general public in Germany

Articles in various other magazines and newspapers, among them Gehirn & Geist, Brand Eins, Financial Times Deutschland, Wirtschaftswoche, Manager Magazin, Museumsmagazin (all Germany), Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag (Magazin) und Handelszeitung (Switzerland), Scientific American Mind (US), Psicologia Contemporanea (Italy)

Author of three books: a non-fiction book about the psychology of possessions (2012), a collection of scientist profiles (2010) and a biography of the economist Joseph Schumpeter (2008).

Beyond writing:
- certified Yoga teacher
- passionate gardener and traveller

Academic education:
- Doctoral degree in Economics (dissertation on short termism at the German stock market); research assistance at University of Cologne (Germany), Chair Professor C.C. von Weizsäcker
- Masters degree in Economics, University of Cologne; Erasmus student at Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)
- Additional studies in psychology at the Open University (UK) and Fernuniversität Hagen (Germany) - no degree

After stints in Chicago, Washington, DC, Hamburg and Hannover (both Germany), now based in San Francisco (mostly) and Cologne (sometimes).