Birds have been my main interest as long as I can remember and consequently I have become a biologist (PhD) with focus on conservation biology and bird migration. Also in my spare time I find great pleasure in watching birds when- and wherever I can.

Besides biology, I have a flair for languages which has proven a suitable complement to my interest in birds and travelling. I have trained as a translator and interpreter at the Heriot-Watt University, UK (MSc). I am fluent in five languages (C1/2) ([Swiss+] German, English, French, Spanish, Swedish) with Finnish (B2) catching up quickly, and another two are either in preparation (Italian A2) or passive (Latin).

Further information on my background can be found in the respective sections.