Work Experience

2019 – present
Excavation director for the interdisciplinary project entitled “Genesis, Function, and Chronology of the Babeldaob Terraces, Republic of Palau” of the Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel

2015 – 2018
Research Scholarship from the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) entitled “Sacred Trees in French Polynesia and on Easter Island” with several months of fieldwork in the Marquesas Islands each year

2012 – 2013
Excavation director for the archaeological project entitled „Settlement History of Melanesia – Archaeological Investigations on Malaita Island, Solomon Islands“ of the German Archaeological Institute

2011 – present:
Deputy Project director and excavation director for the archaeological project entitled „Resource management on Easter Island“ of the German Archaeological Institute

2007 – 2009
Freelancer for the documentary channel Phoenix of the ZDF TV station

2006 – 2007
Research fellow for the archaeological project entitled „Lomas de Casarabe, Beni, Bolivia“ of the German Archaeological Institute

2005 – 2008
Research Fellow for various archaeological projects for the excavation firm Artemus

2004 – 2007
Student editorial staff for the documentary channel Phoenix of the ZDF TV station

2003 – 2004
Student research fellow for the archaeological „Karakorum Expedition“ in Mongolia for the German Archaeological Institute