Raised in Aarau, graduated from University of Bielefeld in Economics of Education. Numerous national and international relocations, language exchanges and study visits as well as intensive traveling are the origin of curiosity for and engagement with people of other nationalities. Teaching, researching and working with people of all ages brought a lot of excitement during my active professional life. Newly retired, I am happy to work for the film festival, because all these aspects come into play.