I'm a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Political Science Department of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). I am working on the RegulAite project, financed through a Dutch Research Council Vici grant and led by Professor Daniel Mügge, which studies how the EU can navigate the global AI landscape such that its rules are effective and aligned with public objectives. Specifically, I investigate how and when the EU should collaborate with China in AI rule design and enforcement.
I'm also in the process of completing my PhD at the School of Governance of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and advise the European Commission on technology governance issues as a member of the Horizon 2020 TRIGGER consortium.
I've been an INSEAD alumni interviewer (MBA admissions) since 2017 and I'm also an elected member of the Munich European Conference and the Open Forum Europe's expert board on open source software and hardware. Additionally, I'm a member of the Brookings Institution and Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Forum for Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (FCAI). Given my enthusiasm for technology and innovation, I invest in startups, e.g. Wishbeer and Poesiat & Kater.
My doctoral research focuses on the regulation of new technologies within an increasingly interdependent, transnational context. I also teach the class "Technology Governance and the Regulatory State" for TUM Master's students in Management and in Governance. Additionally, I write for The Conversation, Data Driven Investor, LivingWise Project, and Politics Means Politics.
Previously, I was Managing Director Thailand at SaaS startup Ematic Solutions, Group Head of Business Intelligence & Online Marketing at restaurant reservation platform Eatigo, and Director at Digital Marketing Agency Trends Digital. I also conducted political advocacy for several of the world's largest tech firms at ACT.
I've lived in Europe, North America, and Asia and hold an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a First Class BA in Politics & Philosophy from the University of York.
When I'm not working, I can usually be found playing tennis, playing the piano, or playing with my 2-year old daughter.