Educational and Employment history

October 2004 to present

PhD thesis in climate reconstruction with freshwater pearl mussels using sclerochronological and geochemical methods

Advisors: Prof. Dr. B.R. Schoene, Prof. Dr. W. Oschmann

Research assistant in the BioINCREMENTS Research Group

Institute of Geosciences, Dept. of Applied and Analytical Paleontology, Gutenberg-University, Mainz (Oct. 2006 to Oct. 2007)

Institute for Geology and Paleontology
Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M. (Oct. 2004 to Oct. 2006)

August 2004

Diploma in Geology / Paleontology
Johannes Gutenberg – University in Mainz
passed with “very good“

November 2003 to April 2004

Diploma-thesis “(Post-)Pleistocene fine-laminated sediments of the Unicorn Cave (Scharzfeld / Harz)“
Advisors: Prof. Dr. F. Sirocko; Dr. W. Rosendahl

Autumn 2002 to Summer 2004

Free employee
Natural History State Collection MWNH, Wiesbaden, Germany

Guide in the special exhibitions “Where the buffaloes roamed“ and “Life and survival in the Sonora desert“

Spring 2000 to Summer 2003

Student worker (wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft)
FB 22 Geosciences, Research Group Sedimentology
Johannes Gutenberg - University Mainz

October 1999 to August 2004

Studying Geology / Paleontology
Johannes Gutenberg – University, Mainz, Germany

July 1998 to April 1999

Basic military service
Resigned as corporal (reservational military)
Official tribute for period of service

September 1989 to June 1998

Frankenwald-Gymnasium Kronach (grammar and high school)
Mathematical – natural scientific focusing

September 1985 to August 1989

Elementary school Nordhalben

Educational history – Miscellaneous

August 15 – September 7, 2005

European Union funded SYNTHESYS-project
Guest at the Museum for Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden

June 27 – July 8, 2005

ESF Holivar Training Course
“Quantitative climate reconstruction and data-model comparisons“
CIC Météo France, Toulouse, France
Winner of student poster prize

October 2002

4 weeks practical work
Natural History State Collection MWNH, Wiesbaden, Germany

Autumn 2001 to Autumn 2002

Elected member of institutional board of “FB 22 Geowissenschaften” (Faculty of Earth Sciences)

Spring 2001

4 weeks practical work
Landratsamt Kronach, Germany (communal authority)

Spring 1999 to Autumn 2003

Elected students’ representative in Geosciences
Students’ representative in board “budget and structure”
Students’ representative in employees-board “paleontology”


Spoken languages

German (mother language)
English (fluently)
Latin (good knowledge)
Spanish (basics)


American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Nassauan Society for Natural Sciences
Friends of the Paleontological Museum in Nierstein, Germany

Skills and licenses

IT skills

MS Office (very good)
Statistics software (good)
GIS (good)
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS2 (good)
Corel Draw 12 (good)


Driver’s license (for car and motorbike)
Judo trainer – level C
Sports trainer – level A
Judo referee – level D1