Current position

2020 – present

Project Manager, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development (University of Zuerich/UZH), Zuerich. Managment and Scientific Coordination of an interdisciplinary, longitudinal cohort-study of Swiss children aged 5+ using social interventions.

Co-Lead of Work Package “Policy and Impact on Education”, Project LEARN funded by the EU’s Horizon Programme, Project name: Longitudinal Educational Achievements: Reducing iNequalities


PhD – 2007

Economic and Social Sciences (Major: Organisational Behavior and Managment), Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

MBAs – 2003

Business Administration and International Commerce (Specialisation: Marketing & Market Research), Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


Economics and Business Administration (Specialisation: Human Ressources), University Autónoma Madrid, Spain

Professional Experience

2018 – 2019

Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Reproductive Health and Research,  Geneva. Working on a portfolio of work to help develop the concept and measurement of maternal mortality and morbidity

2014 – 2018

Fellow of the Austrian Program for Advanced Research and Technology (APART), Austrian Academy of Science; awarded SNF Senior Mobility Grant, SNF
Demography Department, UC Berkeley, Academic Host: Prof. Jennifer-Johnson Hanks

Research areas: Human decision-making and uncertainty; reproductive behavior; responses to employment uncertainty; factors in well-being.

2016. Founder and chair of the “Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Teaching (OFIT)” Series in the Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of California, Berkeley – sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Association (HSSA) and the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA).

2017. Vice Chair of the “Program for Teaching Opportunities” (PTOP), at the University of California, Berkeley – sponsored by the Berkeley Postdoc Association (BPA) and the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA).

2017 (Spring).  Instructor at the Osher Life Long Learning Institute, UC Berkeley, and at the Pre-Collegiate Studies Institute at Stanford University.

2011 – 2014

Swiss National Competence Centre in Research
NCCR LIVES “Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives,” University of Lausanne, Switzerland,


FP7 Project “Families And Societies: Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations” (directed by University of Stockholm), University of Lausanne, Switzerland,

2011 – 2014

Lecturer and Teaching Assistant
Life Course and Social Inequalities Center, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

2008 – 2010

Post-doc and Scientific Coordinator
University of Lausanne, NCCR LIVES

2010 – 2013

Research Associate
Unit of Socio-Economics, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Research Assistant
Public Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

2004 – 2007

Vienna Career Panel Project (, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Other Experience

Since 2008

Grant Writing and Project Services
University of Lausanne, NCCR LIVES, Consortium Project ‘FamiliesAndSocieties’, SNF and OeAW

2007 – 2008

Research Consultant
HealthCare, GfK Austria, Vienna, Austria

2005 – 2006

Policy Fellow
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Austrian Ministry of Health and Women, Department of International and EU Affairs, Women and Equality Unit, New York and Vienna, US and Austria


Project Services
Logistics and Personnel Department, Novartis Pharma Ltd, Vienna, Austria


Consultant Services
Project Office Management in Finance (Basel II)
Accenture Ltd, Vienna, Austria


International Online-Press Reviewer
Austrian Control Bank OEKB, Vienna, Austria


Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Copenhagen, Denmark