I am a Project Scientist in the Climate and Ecosystem Science Division at Berkeley Lab. My current research addresses the parameterization of shallow cumulus clouds in global climate models. During my Postdoc appointments I studied aspects of deep convective clouds with David Romps (also at Berkeley) and Christoph Schaer (ETH Zurich). I was born and raised near Munich in Germany and moved to Austria to receive my M.S. (Diploma degree) in Meteorology and Geophysics from the University of Innsbruck. To complete my journey across different countries in the Alps, I later obtained my PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where I worked with Christoph on cloud-resolving modeling of orographic convection.