"Don't expect perfection from geologists, they all have their faults ..."

 

But I try my best and I like my job...

 

Initially I studied geosciences, so basically I might call myself a geologist. But somehow I found the “applied” subjects more interesting and also the maths related courses were more fun – like engineering geology and applied geophysics. At some point I came across natural hazards and what science can do to prevent disasters. I thought that this is for me, so I tackled a Master program in mountain risk engineering. Right away I found myself with unpreventable natural hazards – earthquakes and landslides, both of which I find scary and fascinating especially when they happen together. Luckily I got a PhD position in exactly that field in an international research institute close to Paris with three very nice supervisors. – Ich Glückspilz!