Born in a small Franconian village in the middle of Germany, I always felt a strong desire to travel. After graduating from high school and earning my Abitur (diploma), I started studying at the  University of Bamberg, majoring in English, German and Political Science. In 2013, I applied for a exchange program offered by the university and soon found myself in St. Joseph, Missouri.

After two semesters at Missouri Western State University, I decided to transfer in earnest and seek a degree in Convergent Journalism. Since then, I have worked as the Editor-in-Chief of Missouri Western’s student newspaper, President of the Missouri College Media Association, and as a Multimedia Journalist and Digital Editor at the St. Joseph News-Press & Gazette.

Have a look at my website for work examples and my resume.


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