My secondary school (Staffelsee-Gymnasium Murnau was focused on languages, the first language being English during 9 school years, followed by Latin and French during 5 years and extracurricular Spanish and Italian lessons for both one year. I broadened these language skills during stays abroad and exchanges in France, Spain, Italy, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico as well as in language courses in the University.
From 2007 to 2010, I studied B.A. European Studies (degree: 1.8) at the University of Passau and partly in Spain (Political Science and Spanish philology). Part of the bachelor program was an internship which I did part-time for one semester in 2008 in an institute for continuous formation (VHS) supporting the department of public relations. During semester vacations in 2009, I did another internship in the Consulate of Chile in Munich.
From 2010 to 2012, I studied M.A. International Migration and Intercultural Relations (degree: 1.7) at the University of Osnabrück and partly at Siena. Moreover, I participated in University excursions to Turkey and Albania, latter focused on European institutions and migratory problems. An internship was part of this study program as well which I did in the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) supporting research in the economic department.
During my internships and the current voluntary work, I acquired basic skills concerning MS Office 2007/2010, the different administrative programs used in the institutions as well as insights in project management and fundraising. Moreover, in various voluntary activities (student organizations and Caritas) I was involved in organizing activities for children, counseling of migrant persons and public sensitization.
My hobbies are dancing (belly dance, flamenco, Bollywood), playing the piano and guitar, doing felt art, painting, drawing, papier-maché and jogging.