More than just an Economist

Researcher, Instructor, Swimmer, Baker

I was born and raised in the Black Forest, overlooking deep valleys and trees, enjoying the beautiful landscape year-round.

I received my undergrad in Economics with a minor in Political Science at the University of Mannheim. For one semester I attended Southern Utah University to gain my first international experience as a student. I completed master's coursework at Gothenburg University and graduated from the University of Bamberg.

Before relocating to the US, I volunteered for nearly ten years at the DLRG Jugend Baden, the state section of the German Lifesaving organization. My work focused mostly on my activity as a speaker for weekend-long seminars which followed a "train the trainer" idea. We worked with young adults on techniques on how to teach swimming to kids and strengthened their skills in out-of-school youth work to increase their community outreach.

I'm currently wrapping up my dissertation work at the University of Utah. My research focuses on firms, firm behavior, and complex interactions. A special emphasis is on the market power and concentration of publicly listed firms in the US.

You can find a copy of my CV here.


Swimming keeps me sane.

The longer the distance, the better the race.

  • 1500m Freestyle (LCM): 19:41,29

  • 800m Freestyle (LCM): 10:26,37

  • 400m Freestyle (LCM): 4:49,79

  • 1650 yard Freestyle: 19:37,50

  • 1000 yard Freestyle: 11:41,06

  • 500 yard Freestyle: 5:30,55


Baking clears my mind and feeds me.

My Signature Bakes are:

  • Sourdough Bread

  • Brownies

  • Lemon-Meringue Tartlets

  • Almond-Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Banana Bread

  • Springerle