Now as an adult I still want to make a positive difference with my work. So far I've researched and taught computational social science at three universities, co-directed a cross-cultural social tech start-up, digitized German government bodies as a consultant, and shaped the future of food donations through digital solutions as an innovation project lead. I also used data for good with an international network of data scientists as a team and project lead and openly shared scientific knowledge as part of the steering committee of a global MOOC. Currently, I'm serving as the interim managing director of Green Budget Germany, an independent economic think tank, to jointly advance the social-ecological transformation.
These diverse experiences strengthened my interest in designing solutions to complex problems that build bridges between sectors, disciplines, and people to co-create value for good. By integrating analytical methods and human-centered design I reframe those challenges as opportunities to analyze the world as it is―and explore how it might be in the future.