Studies of industrial engineering and management at the University of Karlsruhe and the Ecole de Commerce in Le Havre, France. Doctoral degree in economics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in May 2012. From 2005-2011 research assistant at the Institute of Industrial Management (IIP) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). From 2010 to 2011 Head of the Working Group Decentralized Energy Systems and Networks. Between 2011 and 2015 consultant energy economics at MVV Energie AG. Since April 2015 researcher in the Competence Center Energy Technology and Energy Systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.