Major study subject at university: Evolutionary biology and animal ecology
Highest university degree: PhD
After finishing a PhD in conservation biology, I started working at BirdLife International, where I assess the extinction risk of birds for the IUCN Red List. In my job, I collate data on population size and trends of bird species worldwide as well as on the threats they are facing, which ultimately allows us to monitor the state of global biodiversity. I find it very motivating that there are many examples where conservation is having an impact and helping species to recover from the brink of extinction.