Was Visiting Fellow at Das Progressive Zentrum in the project "Legitimation and self-efficacy: Impulses for the German party-democracy" from 2014 to 2015. Head of the department of international affairs of the city of Düsseldorf. Studied political science and international relations in Münster, Enschede and Boston with a special focus on conflict management. During her studies she gained practical experience at the UNDP in Bosnia and Hercegovina, at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations, and at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. In 2013, she coordinated the election campaign of Thomas Geisel running for office as mayor of Düsseldorf.