Born in 1972, I grew up in New Zeleand, and in Germany where I studied economics. Before immigrating to Brazil, I worked in the field of restructuring and auditing companies.
In 2008-2009, thanks to the exchange program at PUC-Rio, I participated in the PHD program of Cognitive Psychology at the University of California San Diego, which at the time was ranked as the third best of its kind in the USA. There I discovered the exciting research into positive psychology and happiness, including the happiness of couples.
Today I practise as a psychologist and therapist in Rio de Janeiro, specialising in cognitive-behavourial therapy.
Postgraduate studies – University of California San Diego – USA - Academic exchange for 1 year – PHD courses - Overall grade: A
Undergraduate studies – PUC-Rio de Janeiro – Five-year course - Overall grade: 9.8 out of 10.0
Undergraduate studies – Cologne University – Germany – Graduation with honours degree.