Since my parents are both diplomats, I have always had an "urge" to see the world. I have henceforth lived in Burundi, Sweden, Germany, Kenya, Poland, Canada, and the United States. In Africa and Europe, I attended German schools, before going to a boarding school named King's Edgehill School in Windsor/NS/Canada.
After high school, I completed a B.Sc. in Integrated Science at Carleton University in Ottawa/ON/Canada. I then moved
back to Bonn/Germany to complete a mandatory year of civilian service at a hospital's intensive care unit. Afterwards, I decided to enroll in the M.Sc. Neuroscience program at the University of Bonn. After having obtained my
M.Sc. degree in 2014, I completed my PhD in the field of Neuroeconomics at the end of 2018. During this time, I worked at the Center for Economics and Neuroscience (CENs) in Bonn and used methods from neuroscience, psychology, and economics to study human decision making.
Currently, I am engaged as a founder and CEO of my start-up neuro11, where my co-founders and I combine our knowledge and passion for football with our extensive expertise in neuroscientific research. As financial support, we were able to receive the "Exist Gründerstipendium", a stipend financed by the EU and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
Even though my PhD focused on using neuroscience, psychology, and economics to investigate risk- and consumer-related decision making, my passion is to use neuroscientific methods to study my other passion: soccer (or football, as we call it in Europe). Outside of work, I am still interested in science, but additionally in almost any kind of sport, camping, music, photography, and most of all traveling.