1997 Diploma at the Gymnasium Ricarda-Huch-Schule in Braunschweig. 1998-2003 Studies at the University of Bremen, graduated as Industrial Engineer of Logistics and Production. Thesis at Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg. 2003-2007 Project Manager at a research and consulting institute. 2007 Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Bremen. 2007-2011 Member of the Bremische Bürgerschaft, parliament of the federal state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Temporary chairman of FDP Bremen and FDP Parliamentary Group in the Bremische Bürgerschaft. 2011-2013 Managing Director, since 2013 Executive Director of the German Association of Plastics Converters (GKV). 2017/2018 Lecturer Department of Economics University of Applied Sciences Mainz. Since 2019 Lecturer at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin University of Applied Sciences.

Selected voluntary political activities:
2003-2007 Member of the Federal Executive Committee of the liberal youth Junge Liberale, 2004-2007 Vice Federal Chairman. 2009-2012 Member of the Federal Party Executive of FDP. 2010 Member of the 14th Federal Assembly for the election of the German Federal President.