DSCF1494 - Kopie2I am a social scientist who specializes in public policy, governance of environmental issues, and political networks.

Currently, I work as a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zürich, where I am affiliated with the Natural Resource Policy Group at the Institute of Environmental Decisions.

Throughout my academic career, I have explored diverse perspectives on our social world. I have a degree in Intercultural Communication (BA), in European Studies and International Relations (MA), and in Peace and Security Studies (MA). In my PhD research, I specialized in public policy, water protection, and network analysis. My post-doctoral research is about policy design, participation and collaboration of political organizations in climate change policy.

Of importance to me is to communicate my work outside of academia to policy-makers and the broader public. I have collaborated with government agencies and international organizations, such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to promote environmental protection policies.  As a “sciencetainment” project, I created a YouTube video explaining my PhD, for which Science Magazine awarded me as the winner of the 2015 Dance Your PhD Contest.