Since 2013, I have been working as a programs and communications officer at the Berlin office of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V., a non-profit organisation promoting transatlantic dialogue through cultural and intellectual exchange.

I studied modern German literature studies and art history in Berlin and Siena. During and after university I worked as a freelance journalist and photographer. Better video capabilities of DSLRs allowed me to dabble in video production for NGOs and companies like Microsoft Berlin, the Goethe-Institut, Vice and the European Democracy Lab.

I am a firm believer in citizen engagement and grassroots initiatives, being (or having been) an active part of Volksentscheid Fahrrad, Publixphere and The European Moment. I am also a member of KOOK e.V., a non-profit organisation and independent network of artists for artists. KOOK offers platforms for exchange and debate on exciting artistic trends and their actors. In this context, KOOK organizes reading series, concerts, festivals, exhibitions and develops its own formats.