graduated in Transportation Economy with a specialization in traffic and transportation psychology and ecology at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, in 2004. She works currently as researcher at the chair of transportation psychology with focus on transportation behavior, pricing, non-motorized transport and road safety and transportation in developing countries. Her PhD thesis is on pricing schemes in transport and how to influence the user towards a more sustainable mobility behavior using such schemes.
From 2007 to 2013, she also lectured statistics and tourism sciences as a freelance at Hotel Academy Dresden. In 2012 and 2013 she went as guest lecturer and researcher with the Erasmus Mundus ACP program to the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Since 2015, she is also coordinating the international climate protection fellowship program of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation at the Centre for International Postgraduate Studies on Environmental Management, TU Dresden (CIPSEM).
She is currently doing research related to GPS data in bicycle transport planning and was working with the Strava data for Germany. The main focus is on travel behavior of different types of cyclists. She designed and conducted a nation-wide survey (Cyclist Profile Questionnaire) to identify distinct types of cyclist and to describe them as detailed as possible. These results can lead to policy recommendations for bicycle transport planning.