With over 15 years of experience initiating and directing cross-sectoral projects leveraging deep scientific knowledge within projects, productions, services, products, and workshops across science, health, and digital medicine, software, (higher) education, art, and public engagement sectors.
I am initiating and directing cross-sectoral projects at the intersection of science, art, and technology and leveraging the practical implications of my interdisciplinary scientific background. I developed award-winning artistic, experiential projects with scientific experts to encourage people to engage meaningfully with science and tech. The goal is to add educational programs to scientifically informed art exhibitions and engage diverse and new audiences. I design and lead an international artist residency program and participatory STEAM courses at a software-oriented research institution in applied science to stimulate critical dialog and ownership of new technologies. The residency includes the work with school students and encourages them to engage with science, technology, and art in a self-determined, creative way.
I have published scientifically in behavioral biology, visualization, and art, tech, and science. I am trained as a cognitive behavioral coach, have also run my own companies, and work presently in science communications at the intersection of R&D and industry.
I studied Comparative Religion and Biology at the University of Bremen. These studies included aspects of Behavioral Biology, Bioacoustics, Cognitive Science, Neurobiology, Marine Biology, Theory of Religion and Culture, and Theory of Science. They led to a Ph.D. admission based on a “Degree Equivalent to a Mathematical-Scientific Study“ and a “Diploma in Comparative Religion.“ I focused on communication in highly evolved mammals, interspecies communication, neurobiology of teaching and learning, and evolution of symbol building, conducting several field studies on Pilot Whales in the Atlantic off the Canary Islands, and writing my interdisciplinary Diploma thesis on ritualization.
The topics of social justice, women and human rights, new concepts for cities, sustainable and bicycle-friendly mobility, environmentally sound building, organic farming, and member shops for organic food with regional suppliers have been constants since my youth.