A Bavarian native, I graduated from high school in 2003 with majors in English, Economics/Law and History. I went to college at the University of Regensburg from which I graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in American Studies. I focused primarily on international relations and foreign policy. I spent my senior year in the United States, attending Arizona State University and participated in Model United Nations after finishing in March 2008, with a thesis on „The U.S. Rejection of the U.N. Human Rights Council“. I completed my masters degree in Public Policy (with specializations in International Affairs and International Political Economy) at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt (Germany) in 2010. I wrote my M.P.P. thesis on „E-Participation“ and have worked on several projects in the general area of „open government“ since, and still do (Open Government Camp in Berlin, Working Group Open Government Partnership Germany, etc.). I devote my free time to various projects, many of them on the web, and governance- or cinema-related. My current hobbies are taking care of the movie websites you find under projects (the latest one being Furious Cinema). I served as a managing director for the open think tank Internet & Society Collaboratory in Berlin until Summer 2015. From 2012 to November 2014 I worked in the team of Lingohub, a Linz, Austria based start-up in software localization, as business development manager. That same fall I started teaching a graduate level seminar on internet policy issues at my alma mater.
– Advisor Open Government & Open Data at the Federal Ministry of the Interior
- Master of Public Policy (MPP): Public Policy, International Affairs, International Political Economy
from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt
- Bachelor of Arts (BA): Political Science, American Studies from the University of Regensburg