After school I decided to back up my interest in all that lives with some solid knowledge, so I began studying biology. During some semesters abroad in the USA, I had the chance to work with alligators and to get to know the North American natural environment. For my diploma thesis, I conducted field research on the largest snake in Germany - the Aesculapian Snake. I worked as a biologist and field guide in Central India's tiger reserves Kanha und Bandhavgarh.
My experience in the field of film brought me to the TV-station ZDF, where I completed an additional apprenticeship as an editor. Here I supervised more than one hundred 45-minute documentaries for the series "Wunderbare Welt", featuring nature-related themes from all over the world. Since June 2011 I have been working in the editorial department ZDF.Umwelt / planet e., enabling me to further expand my repertoire as a nature and wildlife filmmaker.