With a Master’s degree in Mathematics (concentration: mathematical statistics, minor subject: theoretical chemistry), I am currently pursuing my PhD in economics at the University of Mannheim. My research interests lie in development economics, microeconometrics and behavioral economics. Currently, my main research projects are the evaluation of a micro health insurance scheme in Pakistan funded by KfW and the evaluation of a business support programme in Indonesia funded by ILO.
Since 2010, I have been working with AFC Consulting International GmbH, a development consulting located in Bonn. As part of the financial sector development team, I have been managing microfinance projects in Central Asia (IFC), Egypt (GIZ) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (KfW). In addition, I was a short-term expert for microloan impact assessments in Nigeria and Tajikistan (GIZ) and for a biogas feasibility study in Cambodia and Vietnam (KfW).
Most of my non-work life is filled with taking care of my son. In my free time, I enjoy everything to do with water, dance, yoga/meditation, travel, chocolate and good books. That being said, I often end up eating unhealthy stuff in front of the TV.