I am a scientist at the Demography Department, UC Berkeley and study the link between human intentions and behavior. I founded the Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Teaching Series at UC Berkeley and teach at Stanford University and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (UC Berkeley). Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 2014, I was postdoc at Lausanne University’s “National Competence Centre LIVES: Overcoming Vulnerability Across the Life Course”, where I led an analysis team focused on determinants of fertility outcomes, and provided services in grant writing, project management and oversight, and strategy. Moreover, I conducted domestic and comparative research on family well-being and precariousness, with a particular focus on life satisfaction at Geneva University. I have worked for the Federal Ministry of Women and Health in Austria and served as delegation member at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and analyzed consumer behavior, health policy, and sales force efficiency at a large Market Research Company. I review scientific articles and projects in the social sciences, and volunteer for encore.org , a non-profit organization. I earned my PhD in Social and Economic Sciences (major in Organizational Behavior and Management) as well as my masters in International Commerce and Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business.