Curriculum Vitae


September 2010 to present

PhD candidate at Columbia University in the City of New York (Major: Physical Oceanography; Minors: Air-Sea Interaction, GFD)

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Arnold L. Gordon

Degrees: M.A. (awarded in 2012, Thesis: The outflow of Bottom Water from the Ross Sea, Antarctica)

October 2007 to August 2010

"Physics of the Earthsystem: Oceanography-Meteorology-Geophysics“ at the IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel,Germany

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Arne Biastoch

Degrees: B.Sc (awarded 2010 )


Field work

March to April 2013 - B/O SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA - Subtropical North Atlantic (NASA-SPURS project)

September to October 2012 - R/V KNORR - Subtropical North Atlantic (NASA-SPURS project)

January to February 2011 - R/V NATHANIEL B. PALMER - Ross Sea, Antarctica

January to February 2009 - R/V METEOR - Eastern subtropical North Atlantic



Oceanographic boatwork and sampling

Basic IT knowledge on Unix/Mac systems, HTML, CSS

Proficient programming in MATLAB


German: native language

English: proficient (TOEFL IBT Score :116)

Spanish: basic

French: basic

Honors + Awards

United States Antarctic Service Medal (2012)

Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the ASLO/AGU Ocean Science Meeting in Honolulu, 2014

Awardee of the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship 2014


Member of the American Geophysical Union (2012-date)

Member of the European Geophysical Union (2014-date)