Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, I started my career by studying Social Anthropology at the University of Hamburg. During my studies I conducted research in Ghana about the significance of Religion in the rural areas of Agona Swedru which led to a strong interest in fieldwork. Later on I worked for Plan International Germany, a development and humanitarian organisation focusing on the advancement of children’s rights and the equality of girls. This work gave me insight into the field of Development Cooperation and administering projects. I graduated in Social Anthropology writing about the potential of incorporating anthropological fieldwork to the field of development cooperation. Thereafter I decided to advance my skills by relocating to South Africa and working for SASI.