Born and raised in Berlin, I grew up as the daughter of parents from different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. I studied social and political science at Humboldt University Berlin, before moving to London to study political economy at the London School of Economics (LSE).
After graduating, I was able to build up regional expertise working with the East African Community (EAC) in Arusha, Tanzania. I returned to London in 2015 to start work as a public affairs and communications consultant with a focus on pan-African campaigns and global philanthropic efforts.
After a short stint as a freelance consultant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and The Elders, I now work for GIZ supporting the African Union (AU) and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) in promoting agricultural skills development with a focus on gender-transformative approaches and women's empowerment.