On the move again, after more than 4 years as an expat in Moscow. Next stop: Istanbul. I am a translator, a writer and blogger. My life is international, intercultural and ... interesting.
TEDGlobal 2013, TEDGlobal 2011, TEDGlobal 2010
Areas of Expertise
Languages, Expat life, Translation Science
An idea worth spreading
Living and working abroad should become a basic part of education.
I'm passionate about
finding appropriate words.
Talk to me about
your TED story.
People don't know I'm good at
finding my way in new places.
My TED story
I've studied Translation Science, because I'm fascinated by foreign cultures and want to help overcoming language borders and cultural differences.
I stumbled upon TED after we moved from Germany to Russia. I wanted to do something useful and registered to be a volunteer translator in the Open Translation Project.
As an expat (especially as an expat-wife) your live is repeatedly subject to many changes and you're always trying to be strong and not lose your mind.
The OTP helped me to keep a connection with my native language and my profession. It became an important network and adds a huge value and some kind of stability to this demanding and changeful life. The people I met through TED and the OTP became my international tribe.