Born and raised in Germany, I completed my BA in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. During my time interning at the German embassy in Ecuador and at a political foundation in Mexico, I developed a deep fascination with the region's distinct development trajectories and contemporary challenges, particularly towards questions concerning the rule of law, state capacity, and violence.
My undergraduate degree allowed me to place my academic focus on the two-level interaction of domestic interests with countries' actions in the international arena, particularly international organisations. This further informed the writing of my dissertation analysing the influence of trade liberalisation through NAFTA on the democratisation process in Mexico. During my time at the Latin American Centre, I plan to focus my research on inequality and violence in Latin American countries whilst hopefully also learning some rowing and getting to know as many different colleges as possible.