Has a master degree in Disaster Management & Sustainable Development with the dissertation on Children’s Risk Perception and Hazard Knowledge Acquisition. Her present research interest is mainly related to cross-scale Disaster Risk Reduction with particular focus on people-centered approaches for development and disaster risk reduction and in the (inter)linkage of different scales. Her experiences include a traineeship at the European Commission’s DG Joint Research Center working on the development of a multi-scale vulnerability index in support of the identification and reduction of risks in Europe.