Work Experience and Education

Postdoc; 2020-2021 (exp.)

Max Planck Institut for Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany)

I am working on the mapping of monthly fields of DIC in the water column, as part of the 4C project (European Community's Horizon 2020 Project, grant agreement no. 821003).

Group Leader: Dr. Peter Landschützer


PhD Earth System Sciences; 2017-2020

International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling and Max Planck Institut for Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany)

PhD Thesis: “Interannual Variability of the Contemporary Southern Ocean Carbon Uptake and Storage” DOI: 10.17617/2.3243301

Supervisors: Dr. Peter Landschützer, Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke, Dr. Birgit Klein 

Grade: 1.0 (magna cum laude)


MSc Climate Change; 2015-2017

The University of the South Pacific in Suva (Fiji) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in Toulouse (France)

Master Thesis: "Characteristics and vertical structure of mesoscale eddies in the Southwest Pacific"

Supervisors: Dr. Awnesh Singh (USP), Dr. Sophie Cravatte (IRD), Dr. Alexis Chaigneau (IRD)

Grade: A+ (GPA 4.5 out of 4.5)


BSc Marine Science; 2012-2014

The University of the South Pacific in Suva (Fiji)

Bachelor Thesis: "Mean Intermediate Currents in the Western-Central South Pacific Region as Observed by Argo Floats"

Supervisors: Dr. Awnesh Singh (USP), Dr. Sophie Cravatte (IRD)

Grade: A+ (GPA 4.4 out of 4.5)


Advanced Training and Summer Schools

Swiss Climate Summer School August 2018 in Grindelwald (Switzerland)

Organized by the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research (OCCR) at the Universität Bern and the Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) at the ETH Zürich. Topic: Earth system variability through time


Earth System Modelling School (EaSyMS) September 2017 in Hamburg (Germany)

Organized by the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) in cooperation with the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)


WE-Heraeus Summer School on Physics of the Ocean July 2017 in Bad Honnef (Germany)

Organized by Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany) and David Marshall, University of Oxford (UK)


At-sea Experiences

Student volunteer on the T-TIDE Cruise February 2015

21 days aboard the R/V Revelle in the Tasman Sea
Chief Scientist: Robert Pinkel


Student volunteer on the MoorSPICE Cruise February / March 2014

31 days aboard the R/V Thompson in the Solomon Sea and Bismarck Sea
Chief Scientist: Janet Sprintall, Co-chief Scientist: Sophie Cravatte


Pre-academic Work Experience

2016-2017: German teacher, German as a second language

At Volkshochschule Ibbenbüren (Germany)

German classes for refugees and migrants; part time during the MSc studies


2008-2012: Scuba Dive Instructor in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji

More than 800 dives; taught over 200 divers (from introductory level up to dive master)

Teaching in the class room, pool, and ocean


2008: Training to become a Scuva Dive Instructor (SSI and Padi)

With Reef Safari Magnetic Island, Australia


2006-2008: Work & Travel in Australia

Various short-time jobs, including farm work and work on ships


Scholarships and Awards

Scholarship for MSc in Climate Science

Fully funded by USP’s Research Office; Suva (Fiji)


Gold Medal and Vice Chancellor & President’s Prize

For "the most outstanding Marine Studies graduate (BSc) of 2014"; USP, Suva (Fiji)


Book price

For extraordinary achievements during the Abitur  (German A-levels equivalent), Hölderin Gymnasium Stuttgart (Germany)