Originally from Cologne, Germany, I am married and a mother of two children. Since 2002 we live in Switzerland and became citizens in 2016. When my profession and activities as family manager allow me some spare time, I like reading, music (I sing at the “Singkreis Egg”) and gardening. But my favorite hobbies are historic dances, like in the Jane Austen movies, and my motorbike.
After attending a Gymnasium in Bergisch Gladbach, I studied Biology at the University of Cologne, focusing on molecular genetics and doing my doctoral studies on virus induced cancer. A research stay in Los Angeles was followed by an employment with a Biotech company near Cologne, working in Research & Developtment and teaching research methods.
After moving to Switzerland, a research project on endometriosis brought me to the University of Zürich and I did research on viral diseases with a company in Schlieren.
The field of alternative medicine was opened up to me when I was introduced to Reiki, an energy healing method. For centuries household remedies, homeopathic medication and herbal remedies have been known to be effective and I wanted to learn more about alternatives to Western medicine. So I started my Diploma as a naturopath in March 2013 and completed my studies in February 2017. The training comprised a thorough knowledge on Western medicine and a variety of alternative therapies (see menu item “Therapies”).
Languages: German and English fluent, French only basics.