Where and what did you study before you came to Germanic and Slavic Studies at University of Waterloo?
I studied “Germanistik im Kulturvergleich“ and English Studies at Heidelberg University.
What are your interests in German Studies?
I am particularly interested in comparative linguistics, language acquisition, as well as phonetics and phonology.
Why did you choose University of Waterloo?
After spending some time in the UK a few years ago, I wanted to live abroad in an English-speaking country again. The ICGS-program offers the amazing opportunity to both study and live in Canada.
Why did you choose this program?
For my future career, I would like to work in an international setting. The program in Waterloo and Mannheim allows me, as a native German speaker, to gain an outside perspective on my own language and culture.
Do you already know what you want to write your thesis on?
I have some general ideas and will focus on a topic within the realms of linguistics and didactics.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a kid, I wanted to either work with children or in a supermarket, as I was fascinated by the “beep” sound the till made.
What is something people wouldn't guess about you?
Even though it’s a costly affair here in Canada, I remain loyal to my penpals and write at least two letters a week – communicating via Facebook or WhatsApp is just not the same.