What is the best thing about your job?
The freedom to deal with topics that I find important and working together with inspiring colleagues.
If you had not gone into research, what would you be doing today?
I might have studied medicine and become a doctor.
Who or what inspires you?
The exchange with colleagues here in Bonn, but also worldwide and the desire to contribute to evidence-based policy making.
When was the last time you had to change your mind?
I had to revise my prejudices about human resource departments of private companies since I recently started cooperating with them. They are more open towards scientific evidence than I previously suspected.
Which advice would you have needed yourself as a doctoral student?
Not to put too much pressure on yourself and to only work on topics that really drive you.