Born on 15 October in Wuppertal, Germany


Diploma in Sociology, Free University of Berlin,
Minors: Political Science and English Philology

Previous professional experience

2008 – 2009
Research Fellow at the Institute for Educational Development Research (IFS), Technical University of Dortmund,
research project "all-day school and neighbourhood renewal"

Trainee for Education Co-ordination and social project management, AFW - Akademie für Weiterbildung GmbH
(academy for extended vocational training), Berlin, Germany

Student trainee, Verein für Kommunalwissenschaften e.V. (association for local government studies), Berlin, Germany

Qualitative case study on the involvement of immigrants in the district development in the borough of Moabit-West, Berlin,
in the framework of the project “Immigrants in the city”, Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik - Difu

Internship, Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik - Difu (German Institute of Urban Affairs), Berlin,
research project on "Immigrants in the city"

2004 – 2005
Student assistant and tutor at the chair “Social structure and theoretical foundations of sociology”, Prof. Dr. Heiner Ganßmann, Institute of Sociology, Free University of Berlin

2003 – 2004
Student assistant in the department of Economics and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Gerold Behrens, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Other activities

2007 – 2008
Advanced training in job application coaching,
Forum Berufsbildung e. V. in cooperation with office for Berufsstrategie Hesse/ Schrader, Berlin

2004 – 2006
Member of AIESEC Berlin: mentoring foreign trainees, organizing an intercultural encounter series

2004 – 2005
Research Internship (Group work): Qualitative empirical study on motives of volunteers of Turkish origin in the borough of Berlin-Kreuzberg