Where we come from is not nearly as important as where we are going.


  • born and bred in Tirol
  • Studies of English, Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Innsbruck
  • study abroad at Middlesex University, London
  • reasearch stays in the USA
  • Ph.D. in American Studies on the ethics of storytelling in American Media
  • Study of the United States International Exchange Alumni
  • Assistant professor at the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck
Voluntary Work

Only the future is certain because it is still ours to make.

Abraham Verghese
What’s important to me
  • good talks and engaging discussions
  • intriguing ideas and arguments
  • science and humanities
  • journalism and media studies
  • emergency medicine
  • technlology and the digital shift
  • education
  • arts and culture
  • the future

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost
Some of the cooles things I was lucky enough to experience and be part of
  • was in charge of summer camps for disadvantaged kids
  • gave a talk at a conference at MIT
  • saw real volcano lava smashing into the sea in Hawaii
  • taught people how to apply first aid that actually saved someone’s life
  • learned how to scuba dive
  • moved somewhere without knowing anybody
  • set up a webpage all by myself
  • climbed Traunstein with my dad
  • met Holocaust survivors in Yad Vashem
  • went camping with my family
  • organized discussions and symposia with really smart and wonderful people from all over the world
  • played the violin in an orchestra (and the viola in a quartet)
  • flew the Grand Canyon
  • organized academic conferences and meetings
  • went horseback riding in Texas
  • went on a motorbike tour through 5 countries in Europe all by myself without speaking the language
  • helped organize an award for outstanding EMTs and paramedics in Austria