1994 - 1999: Master of Law, Vienna University, Austria. Internships in New York City, Hong Kong and Istanbul.
2001 - 2002: Diploma European Studies, SAIS Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy.
2014 - 2015: Masterclass Documentary Photography in Vienna, Austria.
1999 - 2009: Work in banking and commercial law firms in Vienna and Brussels.
2004 - present: EU and OSCE Election observer in Albania, Burkina Faso, DRC, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Russia (2 times), Serbia (2 times), Ukraine, Zambia.
2009 - present: Photojournalist for major publications including Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, profil, Forbes Magazine; Staff photographer for the Viennese weekly Der Falter; Portrait work for commercial clients, festivals and theatres.