I was born in Staufenberg, Germany, but we moved to the United States when I was quite young. We first came to the US as a result of Chernobyl; my parents were working in a lab and had access to a geiger counter and after the nuclear disaster they went outside and the grass in which my sister was playing was radioactive. My parents had never been to the United States but my mom and a friend took their kids to Santa Cruz California to sit out the radioactivity. They decided they liked it and soon after moved to the US for good, ending up in Mansfield, CT after a few years in California.
I am now back in Germany, based at the University of Greifswald and the Helmholtz Institute for One Health - between then and now is a long story, but this webpage will hopefully serve as a collection of stories, projects, art, and ideas.