I was born in Munich and attended high school there. Afterwards I started my studies of Technical Mathematics (2001) and Business Administration (2003) and graduated from both in 2007. In the same year I passed the FRM exam and briefly worked for the Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Innsbruck. Afterwards in 2008 I did an internship in the Credit Portfolio Risk Department of Credit Suisse and started working as a Research Assistant for Porsche Automobil Holding SE in Stuttgart. I came back to the University of Innsbruck in 2009 and worked as a Research Assistant while completing my PhD in Economics in 2015. In 2010 I followed Michael Hanke (my thesis supervisor) to work for the University of Liechtenstein, where I have worked ever since (starting as Research Assistant, PostDoc and now Assistant Professor). In between, I have additionally worked for the Department of Information Systems at the University of Innsbruck.