I am a political scientist trained at the University of Zurich and the University of Geneva. My research focuses on political behavior in elections and direct democratic votes, comparative politics and quantitative methods. In 2017, I defended my doctoral thesis “No substitute for Competence. On the Origins and Consequences of Individual-Level Issue Ownership”. The thesis investigates how perceptions of party competence emerge and shape the voting decision. The doctoral thesis has won the award from the Geneva School of Social Sciences at the University of Geneva for the best PhD of 2017. In 2019, I received the price of the Swiss Political Science Association for the best dissertation (years 2017 and 2018). I am a recipient of the grant “Politikstipendium / Bourse politique“. Within the context of this grant, I am currently working for the secretariat of the Social Security and Health Committees at the Swiss parliament.