Staatsexamen (M.A. equivalent) in German Studies, Political Science and German as a Foreign Language (DaF) at the Freie Universität Berlin and University of Sussex, UK. Worked for the Berlin International School and the Goethe Institute Berlin.
Taught Intermediate German at Barnard College and Columbia University. Teaches German beginners at The New School. Part of Deutsches Haus staff since 2005. Teaches all levels. Works also for the Deutsches Haus On-Site program. Current president of the AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) Metropolitan Chapter New York.