I received my Diplom from the University of Bonn supervised by Thomas Püttmann. Afterwards I wrote my Ph. D. thesis at Ruhr-Universität Bochum under the guidance of Uwe Abresch. Afterwards I spent a year at the University of Pennsylvania, funded by a DFG grant, where I worked with Wolfgang Ziller. After spending four years as postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institut in Bonn, where I was member of Werner Ballmann's group, I started a position as professor at the University of Münster in April 2020.