I followed up my Bachlors Degree in Biology from Yale University with a PhD from U. Washington in Germanistik with Jane Brown and am currently Editorial Director for Biology/Chemistry at the publisher De Gruyter in Berlin. As such I am responsible for developing our international book and journal program. I work closely with colleagues from literature and languages and linguistics on aspects of production, marketing and sales. I travel extensively to conferences in Europe and the US. I am married and have two bilingual children, Nils (7) and Ella (5).