Data Planes

In case you'd like to know more about me, this is my professional life in a nutshell (see LinkedIn for more information):


Project lead, since 2021
Tafel Deutschland e.V.

Freelance consultant & data scientist, since 2019

Consultant, 2021
]init[ – Services for the eSociety

Core team member, team lead & data consultant, 2017-2021
CorrelAid e.V.

Operations director, 2020
Liberate Science GmbH

Steering committee member, 2019-2020
Open Science MOOC

Advisor, 2019-2020
Sarah Wiener Foundation

Project lead, 2019-2020
CorrelAid e.V. x Datenguide, datenguideR open source software

Project lead, 2019
CorrelAid e.V., #MeTwo Twitter analysis

Research fellow & interim project lead, 2019
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Research Program Knowledge & Society

Visiting lecturer, 2018
University of Hamburg, Department of Social Sciences

Researcher & lecturer, 2016-2018
Universities of Konstanz (Department of Politics and Public Administration, Chair of Organizational Studies), Hamburg (Department of Social Sciences, Chair of Political Science Research Methods) & Bielefeld (Faculty of Sociology, Chair of Quantitative Methods of Empirical Social Research)

Research & teaching assistant, 2011-2014
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Department of Political Science, Chair of International Relations & Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration)


MA, Politics and Public Administration, 2014-2016
Specializations in Management & Quantitative and Computational Methods
ECTS grade: A (excellent)
University of Konstanz

BA, Political Science & History, 2010-2014
Concentrations in International Political Economy & Applied Statistics
ECTS grade: A
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Mediator (univ.), 2020-2021
University of Hagen (Faculty of Law, Chair of Public Law, Legal Rhetoric and
Philosophy of Law)

Mastering Design Thinking Executive Program, since 2021
MIT Sloan School of Management

Intensive Business Administration Course, since 2021
Specializations in Strategic, Financial & International Management
University of Hagen (Institute for Economic Research and Continuing Education)

Big Data and Analytics Summer School, 2017
University of Essex (Institute for Analytics and Data Science)

Workshops & talks (selection)

Agile2 – Innovation & bureaucracy in IT project management; Getting started with R; Data science for social good; Data analysis for nonprofit organizations

Text as data: Mining digital trace data with R


Graduate level
Introduction to R; Network analysis

Undergraduate level
Methods of empirical social research; Organizational networks and group structures; Introduction to political science

Certificates (selection)

ITIL® 4 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, 2021
AXELOS Global Best Practice

PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management, 2021
AXELOS Global Best Practice

Professional Scrum Product Owner I & Professional Scrum Master I, 2021

Leading the Modern Day Business Specialization, 2021
University of Virginia (Darden School of Business) & Boston Consulting Group on Coursera

Consulting: Coaching, Supervision, Organization Development (84 hrs), 2020-2021
klären & lösen – Mediation and Communication Agency

Financial Markets (with Honors), 2020
Yale University on Coursera

Business Strategy Specialization, 2020
University of Virginia (Darden School of Business) on Coursera

Organizational Analysis, 2020
Stanford University on Coursera

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector, 2020
University of Virginia (Darden School of Business) on Coursera

Social Entrepreneurship Specialization, 2020
Copenhagen Business School on Coursera

Business Foundations Specialization, 2020
Wharton Online (University of Pennsylvania) on Coursera

Organizational Leadership Specialization, 2020
Northwestern University on Coursera

Social Entrepreneurship & Business Strategies for Social Impact, 2020
Wharton Online (University of Pennsylvania) on Coursera

Leading People and Teams Specialization, 2019-2020
University of Michigan (Ross School of Business) on Coursera

Applied Data Science with Python Specialization, 2019
University of Michigan on Coursera

What's (usually) not on my CV

As a child I participated in the German Youth Chess Championship in Oberhof 1999 after winning both the Palatinate and Rhineland-Palatinate Youth Championships (and decided to end my competitive streak right then and there).

Together with two friends, I was awarded a RÖMPP student prize in chemistry by the Thieme Publishing Group in 2006 for our research project on the analysis, characterization, and synthesis of selected polymers in athletic shoes.

Before and during my time at university I volunteered on a dementia ward, at an elementary school, in a shelter for homeless people, and in a local hospice.