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 sustainable policy design, institutions and collaboration in the field of climate change adaptation

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.