I'm a software engineer based in Berlin and am interested in software and coding, as well as in agility in general and Scrum in particular (I'm a certified PSM I and PSPO I). I use this site to make my work results, projects and research as accessible and available to everyone as possible.
My background is in adult education, as a trainer, coach, and evaluator. I am a published author who has given interviews and lectures on my topics of expertise, which include antidiscrimination and helping to shape a society in which people can be different without fear.
I am fascinated by what language can do - changing people's thoughts and actions with words or what they see on screen with code. From changing the size of a font to retrieving data from databases. And from programming music, playing games to automating processes. Making life easier, more colorful, and the world a bit smaller in terms of connecting (to) people. Small changes in code can potentially have a huge impact.
Scholarship for the ability to analyze and understand; cultural anthropology for the ability to observe and listen closely.
My own education and the knowledge of learning processes in order to be able to accompany others.
Politics and my interest in connecting the small with the very big questions, the individual and society, everyday life and domination, the psyche and power.
Inclusion, diversity and sensitivity to discrimination as guidelines and anchors for a just and free society.
Communication Psychology and Nonviolent Communication for clarification processes, distinguishing own parts and those of another person and the guidance to feelings.
Radical therapy and transactional analysis for self-reflection and focusing on group processes, relationship, communication and support.
Contact improvisation for joy, lightness, softness, experimenting, negotiating, somatic experience, mindfulness and flow in the group.
Since 2023: Consultant at Woodmark Consulting AG
2020–2022: Software engineer at Cascade Information Systems
2021–2022: Programming of an automated diagnostic software for Charité Berlin (Qt/QML). In addition, project management, consulting, definition of workflows.
2021: Application with graphical user interface to copy local files to server and to create .svg graphs for the BeMoveD project of Charité Berlin (Python, libraries: Matplotlib, Pandas, Numpy, PySimpleGUI, poetry, pyinstaller).
2020: Programming software to accumulate requirements from gematik for storage in a database to make the data accessible for research purposes (Python, SQLite).
Since 2020: Open Source Software development
Own projects, e.g. here.
2019: Cascade Information Systems: Location and product certification according to Common Criteria
2019: Westnetz GmbH / D-LABS GmbH: Analysis of the company homepage under aspects of gender equality, suggestions for change
2018–2019: Anne Frank Center / German Red Cross Thuringia: Process support for measures against discrimination and prevention of right-wing extremism for day-care center advisors of the German Red Cross Thuringia
2018: Against forgetting - For democracy: Extensive Evaluation (non-participating observations, interviews, material analysis, interim and final report) of the Argumentation training against right-wing slogans
2018: Free Software Foundation Europe: Consulting and training the implementation of a code of conduct and anti-discrimination measures
2016–2018: KoFaS - Competence Group Fan Cultures & Sports: Support and Coaching for the implementation of gender-reflected measures in football
2017–2018: Bundesarbeitskreis Arbeit und Leben: Extensive Evaluation (non-participating observations, interviews, material analysis, interim and final report) of the qualification course broadly positioned - training to prevent ideologies of inequality
2016–2017: ufuq.de: Team consulting and support on gender-reflected approaches, train the trainer
2017: Anne Frank Center: Content proofreading of educational materials
2017: Federal Coordination of Specialized Counseling Services against Sexualized Violence in Childhood and Youth (BKSF): Research and development of proposals for a complaints management procedure
2016: Dissens - Institute for Education and Research: Coordination of revision of an online presence
2010–2020: 1-9-day further education and train the trainer courses for teachers, social workers and political educators throughout Germany
Institutions: Amt für Lehrerbildung Hessen, Bildungsministerium Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, German Children and Youth Foundation, Dissens – Institute for Education and Research, Institute for Youth Work Gauting, Institut für Qualitätsentwicklung an Schulen Schleswig-Holstein, Landesinstitut für Schule und Medien Berlin-Brandenburg, Landesschulbehörde Niedersachsen, Landessportbund Sachsen-Anhalt, Landesverwaltungsamt Sachsen-Anhalt, RAA Brandenburg, Pedagogical Institute Munich, Paritätisches Bildungswerk Bundesverband, Sozialpädagogisches Fortbildungsinstitut Berlin-Brandenburg, Villa Fohrde
Individual schools and associations: Alfred Brehm Elementary School Berlin, Dunant Elementary School Berlin, Martin-Luther-High School Eisenach, Miteinander e.V. (Saxony-Anhalt), Vielfalt e.V. Berlin, Werbellin Elementary School Berlin, Willi-Graf-High School Berlin
Institutions: amongst others: Amadeu Antonio Foundation, Dissens – Institute for Education and Research, Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation
2011–2018: Teaching positions and lectures at universities: Alice Salomon College Berlin, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), European Solidarity Centre Gdańsk, Evangelische Hochschule Berlin, University of Applied Sciences Kiel, Hochschule Hannover, Katholische Hochschule für Sozialwesen Berlin, University Göttingen, University Kiel, University of Central Lancashire Preston
2013–2015: Research and further education project on gender-reflected neo-Nazi prevention at Dissens - Institute for Education and Research: Project management, conception and planning; nationwide professional and train the trainer trainings (up to 9 days); consulting and supervision of practical projects; inputs; teaching of methods; lectures; preparation of scientific findings; conference organization and implementation; financial applications and contact with funding agencies; supervision of interns and honorary team
2010–2012: Nationwide advanced trainings in the further education project Boys' work and school: 8-day teacher training courses on the topic of working with boys; train the trainer trainings; inputs, teaching of methods, consulting
2016–2017: 2-day workshops for primary and secondary school classes in different cities (Berlin, Hesse, Schleswig-Holstein): Gender-reflective pedagogy, gender and sexual diversity
2009–2012: Hilfen zur Erziehung (social group work and individual case help) at Dissens: Social group work (§ 29 SGB VIII) and educational assistance (§ 30 SGB VIII); gender-related social work with a boys' group; conducting one-on-one interviews, discussion rounds, leisure activities and sports
2009–2010: Boys' work at the Alte Molkerei Frille: gender-sensitive pedagogy, prevention of violence, promotion of social competence and development of conflict resolution with boys
2009–2010: Hilfen zur Erziehung at the Björn Schulz Foundation: Educational assistance (§ 30 SGB VIII) and social work with families (§ 31 SGB VIII); support for families with a severely disabled child; work with non-disabled male siblings and their specific problems; counseling for parents in educational questions and conflicts
2002–2006: Boys' work at Dissens and Pat-Ex: Preparation, implementation and follow-up of project days and weeks for boys on the conflict resolution, sexuality, career choice and male socialization
2019: 6-week Scrum Master internship at SuccessYou (Berlin)
1998–2008: Studies in Cultural Anthropology and Gender Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin
2004: 3-months internship in the European Parliament (Brussels)
1997–1998: Voluntary Ecological Year at BUNDjugend (Berlin)
1989–1997: Graduation at Sophie-Charlotte-High School (Berlin)
1994–1995: Graduation Dyer County High School (Tennessee/USA)
2020: Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I)
2017: Snowboard instructor training
2012–2013: Further education to become a child attorney
2010: Further training as a Betzavta trainer
2005–2006: One-year training in Shiatsu
2005: Training as youth group leader (JuLeiCa)
Agility, project management, moderation, argumentation-, communication and discussion trainings, visualization, fundraising, press and public relations, social media, blended learning, OER, hate & counter-speech, interviewing, anti-discrimination pedagogy, social justice, intersectional violence prevention, sexualized violence against boys, neo-Nazism/right-wing extremism, critical whiteness, action against everyday racism, anti-Semitism and many more
Research, practice and theory on the topics:
Associated member of Dissent - Institute for Education and Research
Member of the advisory board of the Organisation Intersex International (OII) Germany
Member of the advisory board of the digital Sounding Board Intersex of the project #BIT | Basics Intersex and Trans of the FUMA Department Gender & Diversity NRW
Member of the advisory board for the prevention of right-wing extremism of the research transfer and e-learning project vt:politics - video tutorials on society, politics and emancipation on the move at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences