In France, I obtained a Licence de Sociologie ("mention bien") from the Université d'Évry-Val d'Essonne in France. Afterwards, I worked as a project manager at Globalpark GmbH. I conducted surveys and participated in the development of the survey software.

In 2003, I won a scholarship at Jacobs University Bremen. I obtained my Masters degree in Integrated Social Sciences (political science, economics, sociology) in 2005 and moved on to write my PhD thesis on values and confidence in the news media (passed "with distinction", supervisor: Christian Welzel, Committee: Ronald Inglehart, Peter Ludes, and Christofer Edeling).

As a research associate, I worked on the project "Automatic identification and classification of persons as key visuals candidates" from 2008 to 2010. The project was funded by the German Research Council. As a post-doc at the at the Center for the Study of Democracy of the University of Lüneburg, I helped to prepare the 6th wave of the World Values Survey.

From 2012-2014, I did statistical modelling of customer satisfaction at Ipsos Loyalty, Hamburg and did work for major German and international corporations.

I served as a board member of the Research Network 18 of the European Sociological Association from 2008 to 2012. I taught classes at the Jacobs University and the Hochschule Bremen.

Currently, I run my own startup and I'm creating an innovative software for statistical modelling and data-processing.