Major study subject at university: Forest and Nature Conservation
Highest university degree: Master of Science
I work as a consultant/ technical advisor for conservation projects supporting protected areas in Myanmar and Vietnam, focusing on law enforcement, SMART and collaborative protected area management approaches, integrating local communities into management systems and and building partnerships. I have conducted internships in conservation projects in the Amazon, Congo basin and tropical Asia, interacting with various concepts of conservation work, and different challenges to protecting unique ecosystems and biodiversity. Beyond my practical experiences, I have conservation-practice oriented research interests in human-nature interactions, and the social transformations taking place in the context of protected areas, affecting the performance of the latter. Currently focusing on a PhD research project and consultancy work, my goal is to work as a conservation project leader in the long run.