Has worked at the Institute for Food and Beverage Innovation in Wädenswil since 2009. Studied nutrition and household sciences in Giessen (GER) and Knoxville (USA). Master of Science in Nutrition with a Second Major in Gerontology in Manhattan, KS, USA. Graduated from the University of Giessen with a thesis on the nutritional behavior of women over 65 years of age. Project Coordinator of the National Consumption Study II at the Max Rubner Institute in Karlsruhe for four years.