I grew up in the south of Germany close to the Alps. After I finished school I participated in a year-long program called Project Peace, where I lived with a group of young people in an ecovillage in Bavaria but also spending time abroad visiting different communities in Germany and the UK. Since then I learned a lot about peace- and community building, sustainability, and forms of peaceful resistance and started to connect with GEN's four Areas of Regeneration. In the following year, I moved to the Findhorn community in Scotland and started volunteering with GEN for initially a year. But I decided to stay on and now I am working as Office Coordinator in the Findhorn Office.