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Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

  • Primary: Environmental & Ecological Economics, Econometrics & Policy Evaluation
  • Secondary: Public & Development Economics, Ecosystem Service & Biodiversity Governance


2014-2018 Dr. rer. pol. Environmental Economics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ & Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
2011-2013 M.A. Sustainability Economics and Management, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
2008-2010 B.A. Political Science and Economics, University Bremen, Germany
2006-2008 Undergraduate Diploma in Sustainability Education, Gaia University International, Steyerberg, Germany

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Professional Experience

from 09/2019 Associate Senior Lecturer, Political Science, Lund University
from 09/2018-08/2019 Post-Doc, Center for Environmental and Climate Research, Lund University
06/2017 Visiting Scholar, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont
01/2017-12/2017 Guest Scientist, Latin American Faculty of Social Science, Department for Development, Environment and Territory (FLACSO)
01/2016 Visiting Scholar, Cense – Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
11–12/2014 Visiting Scholar, Postgraduate Center for Agriculture, Environment and Development (CPDA), Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
10/2013-05/2018 Research Assistant & PhD Student, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, POLICYMIX Project, PEER Green Economy Project, Biodiversity Financing Project, Leipzig, Germany
04–09/2013 Student Research Assistant, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Natural Capital – TEEB DE Project, Leipzig, Germany
08–10/2012 Internship, Yasuní ITT Initiative, Yasuní ITT State Secretariat of the Republic of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
10/2011–09/2013 Student Research Assistant, Centos – Oldenburg Centre for Sustainability Economics, University of Oldenburg, Germany
10/2011–09/2012 Student Research Assistant, Chair for Business and Environmental Policy, University of Oldenburg, Germany
08/2010–07/2011 Working holiday, Melbourne, Australia
05–07/2010 Student Research Assistant, Artec, Center for Sustainability Research, University Bremen, Germany
03–05/2009 Internship, Marketing Study on Organic Agriculture, Friends of the Earth (BUND) Bremen e.V., Germany
03–06/2008 Research contract on in-house training in EU and Asia, Machwürth Team International (MTI Consultancy) GmbH, Visselhövede, Germany
08/2006–01/2008 General labourer, Gärtnerhof Badenstedt, ecological nursery, Badenstedt, Germany
08/2003 – 07/2004 Volunteer (civil service) in development cooperation, San Martin Alto, Chimborazo, Ecuador (sent by Scheune e.V.)

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Awards and Scholarships

2018 Luther-Award of the MLU Halle-Wittenberg for an excellent doctoral thesis
2017 PROMOS Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg – Summer Course Grant
2016 Leopoldina / German National Academy of Sciences – Travel / Participation Grant
2015-2018 Heinrich Böll Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
2015 European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) Best Student Paper Prize
2014 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Doctoral Scholarship
2014 Thor Heyerdahl Summer School Full Scholarship – Travel & Tuition
2012-2013 Germany Scholarship

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