My favorite subject in forestry studies was the identification of trees and shrubs in their winter state; it was hard to get enough of the beautiful buds. However, I soon realized that the joy of aesthetics is not enough to complete a degree with enthusiasm and drive, and through detours I found my real passion, communication.
Working at EWS on such different environmental projects now allows me to combine what I am good at with my idealistic will to make the world a little bit better. I’m lucky to have a diverse team of foresters, ecologists, and conservation scientists as colleagues that I get to learn from every day.
By the way, trees still accompany me, but in the meantime I prefer to tell fairy tales, for example why the ash tree has black buds. If you ask me at the right time, I might tell you too.