In a friendship book entry from elementary school, I wrote that I wanted to be an astronomy researcher one day. I would say I have achieved my goal! I am originally from Germany, where I also got my bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Jena. Early on, I became interested in the field of exoplanets because I am fascinated by the idea of finding extraterrestrial life. Recently, I started my PhD in Amsterdam and I am working on escaping exoplanet atmospheres. If you want to know more about me and my research, feel free to browse this site.