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Since 2017, I'm studying European Media Studies at Potsdam University, a highly project-oriented subject focusing on the usage and cultural impact of multiple media. My Master's thesis has been handed in, in April 2017. The main point of interest of my study is the realisation of digital media projects, both independently and collaboratively. In this context, I've worked with CMS-systems like WordPress and social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Swarm. Moreover, I created concepts of and content for enhanced e-books, audio plays, and other websites. I'm well-spoken and well-written in three languages. My mother tongue is German. Apart from that, I was able to deepen my English and Danish skills during a yearlong study and internship in Roskilde and Copenhagen, Denmark. Since then, I have maintained those skills by reading literature in different languages, writing fictional and scientific texts, and by meeting expats. In future, I'm interested in applying my language skills, preferably within an international team, as well as gaining new experiences in the use of digital media, especially with regards to the research, conception, coordination, and presentation of projects.

Selected Projects

Jun. 2016 – Aug. 2016

Soundwalk Between inside and outside, Potsdam

The project is concerned with ascertaining the border between the inside of buildings and the urban outdoors. Individual audio points are arranged around the main building of FH Potsdam. They can be listened to through the application Radio Aporee. Tasks:

  • recording of the crossing between the urban outdoors and the building with binaural microphones

  • editing in REAPER

  • arranging recordings on Radio Aporee

Feb. 2016 – Mai 2016

Audio Play Darkroom, Potsdam

This physically immersive audio play is created in collaboration with the web developer Bjarke Walling. It analyses the immersive potential of a dark room. Tasks:

  • voice and field recordings with binaural and condenser microphones

  • editing with REAPER

  • arranging of a physically immersive installation in the video laboratory of FH Potsdam

Jan. 2015 – Apr. 2015

WordPress-Mockup Tweet Chaos Collection, Potsdam

This project examines, how randomly collected tweets and their arrangement as blog posts result in a meaningful collection. Meaningful means in this case that the tweet collections refer to an online identity. Tasks:

  • collecting of tweets

  • sorting them in categories

  • designing pictures and diagrams with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

  • arranging collected tweets on a blog

Sep. 2013

Translation Work for Amazonkey (Now Zonky Fruits), Berlin

Zonky Fruits is a fair-trade company. Through the cultivation and sale of fruits from the Amazon they are contributing to the strengthening of the local economy and the maintenance of the rainforest. Tasks:

  • translating of texts from English to German

Nov. 2012 – Mrz. 2013

Enhanced E-Book Concept Intercultural Education, Potsdam

The concept is created in relation to the course "`Crossmedia Format Development"'. It is the concept of an enhanced e-book with teaching material for language and culture teachers of pupils between the age of thirteen and sixteen. The goal is to make those teachers familiar with the use of pluralistic approaches while teaching a foreign language. Tasks:

  • conception of an enhanced e-book including details about the design, content, structure, and the background of the format

Jul. 2012 – Sep. 2012

Internship European Center For Modern Languages, Roskilde and Copenhagen, Denmark

During this internship, I support the project "`Framework of references for pluralistic approachesto languanges and cultures"'. Tasks:

  • translation from German, and French to English

  • updating the database

  • observing of lessons at the International Profile School in Copenhagen (French, German and Danish)

  • interviewing with the German teacher

  • searching for material in English and Danish

  • collecting copyright permission for teaching materials


Okt. 2014 – Jun. 2017

Master European Media Studies, Potsdam University and FH Potsdam

  • Master Thesis: Fan Fiction as adaptation: The possibilities of adapting literary works on fan fiction platforms im the age of the Social Web

Sep. 2011 – Jun. 2012

Auslandsstudium Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark

Okt. 2009 – Jun. 2014

Bachelor European Media Studies, Potsdam University and FH Potsdam

  • Bachelor Thesis: Warrior Women: The Warrioress in US-american tv-shows of the 1990ies



Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, REAPER, Audacity,, WordPress


concept developing, wireframing, translating, web authoring



Mother Tongue


Very Good


Spoken (very good), Written (good)



Hobbies & Interests

  • fiction writing

  • playing music and singing (individually and in a choir)

  • travelling (experiencing other cultures)

  • learning languages