I'm a first generation academic scholar from Germany pursuing my Ph.D. at Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Sustainability. I completed a Master degree at Leipzig University studying the amplified Arctic climate change and feedbacks. My master thesis got published in 2020.
My Ph.D. research focuses on sustainable and equitable heat mitigation as well as communication and co-creation of usable science between academics, city officials, and the general public in the context of urban heat. My long-term goal is to advance the creation and application of usable, policy-relevant knowledge in a transdisciplinary co-production process.
Besides my research I'm deeply involved in student advocacy and governance. I'm the elected 2022-2023 President of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) to represent and advocate for 30,000 in-person and online graduate students at ASU. In that capacity, I oversee operations and budget of all of GPSA. On top of that, I'm the Student Trustee, representing all 140,000+ ASU students within ASU's Board of Trustees.