Anne was born and raised in a small town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and went to Dresden, Saxony, for her undergraduate studies. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the Technical University of Dresden, but could not see herself determining, how much timber can be possibly harvested. Therefore, she dedicated her studies to Media and Communication to converge her interests to Environmental Communication. She graduated from TU Dresden with a B.A. in Media-Research and Media Practice in 2017.
She was honored a Fulbright scholarship after her graduation, which gave her the opportunity to combine the two degrees and follow an environmental communication track at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Working as a journalist for a local newspaper for two years in her hometown when she was at school raised her interest in telling stories. While working in the field of Forestry and Communication – as a freelancer in the environmental education programs of the Saxon Swiss National Park or as assistant for PR and communication at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development in Dresden – Anne experienced how important environmental communication is nowadays.
Environmental or science journalism are her main topic of interest. But she is also interested in learning more about in-depth and digital journalism as well as multimedia storytelling to cover political and social topics related to the environment.