Life in General
- Happy, Healthy & Busy
- 3 Children (Ages 3, 7 & 9)
- Living in a 1894 built Sweet Old Home in the City of Bern
- Employed at MeteoSwiss (Government Agency, Zürich)
- Team Leading Position (unlimited in time, 80% FTE)
Sep 2015 – present
Team Leader of the Climate Fundamentals Team at the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Climate Services, Zürich, Switzerland.
Jan 2008 – Aug 2015
Senior Scientist at the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Climate Services, Zürich, Switzerland.
Aug 1998 – Jul 2010
Scientific Consultant for Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (Subcontract No. 2207-06-016, NASA contract No. NAS5-02041) and Sigma Space Corporation (Sigma Space, Subcontract No. S09400-03, NASA contract No. NNG09HP08C) as part of NASA’s Earth Observatory team in a telecommuting work arrangement with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Climate Science Branch (Code 913), Greenbelt, USA.
Mar 1998 – Jul 2008
Practical Internship at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center with Dr. Fritz Hasler (Code 912) sponsored by Universitites Space Research Association (USRA).
Education and Training
Jan 2018 – Aug 2018
CAS in “Public Management und Führung” at ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Switzerland.
Jan 2016 – Oct 2016
Leadership Training as part of my governmental Team Leader position with Thomas Stankiewitz (Stankiewitz Coaching and Stucki Leadership and Team Development) and positive leadership training with Martin Bürki.
Mar 2006 – Aug 2008
Research Scientist I with Prof. A. S. Denning, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO, USA.
Nov 2004 – Dec 2007
Research Scientist with Prof. C. Schär and Prof. S.I. Seneviratne, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
Jul 2000 – Sep 2004
Doctoral Thesis under supervision of Dr. P. L. Vidale in the group of Prof. C. Schär, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zürich,Switzerland.
Oct 1994 – Apr 2000
Master in Environmental Sciences at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Diploma thesis “Time and Space dependent Biophysical Land Surface Parameters from AVHRR NDVI Data” with Prof. C. Schär and Dr. P. L. Vidale.
Aug 1986 – Jun 1993
Gymnasium Sursee, Switzerland. Matura thesis “Radioaktivität” under the guidance of Otto Steiger.