After my undergraduate in Physical Geography at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany I worked for various NGOs focusing on carbon offsetting mechanisms. I moved to the UK in 2011 to study for my postgraduate degree in Global Environmental Change at King's in London. Enjoying life in the UK, I then took up a job as a GIS Analyst at the Centre For Fisheries and Aquaculture Science in East Anglia. My work spanned diverse topics from anthropogenic pressures on the marine habitat to climate change impacts. In 2014 I moved back to London to start my PhD studies at UCL through the NERC London Doctoral Training Partnership. I work with complex Earth System Models to research the potential of reforestation and forest restoration as climate change mitigation approaches. I'm also interested in historical "naturalisation" events that better illustrates the challenge we're facing.