Growing up, I moved around a lot and had the chance to live in and experience different countries, cultures and their „way of life“. Looking back at that time, the years I spent in the US are some of the most memorable. Berlin is my chosen home and I love living here, but I also share a close bond to New York City, where I was born. All of these factors sparked my interest in North America, which led me to enroll in the North American Studies program with a focus in history and politics at Freie Universität Berlin in 2013. I just came back from a year of studying abroad at the University of Maryland, which was a truly wonderful and gratifying experience. I am very much looking forward to working at FU-BEST and with international students that are eager to explore Germany and are ready to embrace all sorts of new adventures.