- Do you do any sports, or have you done any before? What’s your favourite sport?
Yes, I like doing sports. I also used to play tennis for many years, and I tried out other types of sports like rollerblading and hockey. During my time at university, I played in the football team for a semester. On realising how terribly exhausting this actually was, I took to observing the action from the safety of a pub stool ;-) I also like dancing, like hip-hop and street dance. At the moment I work out quite a lot in the gym, and I try my hands at boxing and spinning. But I still like sports involving a ball best, particularly because those played in a team. And when it’s played outdoors, all the better!
- What kind of music do you listen to?
I would say that l like listening to hip-hop most. Less new stuff, though, more the classics. In more relaxing moments or when slouching on the couch, I listen to singer-songwriter stuff. More elecro-based music is cool for dancing, but I always appreciate melodies and good singing supported by a phat beat.
- Do you go to clubs or rather to concerts?
These days I prefer going to clubs. When you live in Berlin, you just HAVE TO turn night into day – otherwise you miss out on too much. I also like going to concerts, but I don’t really like these massive events involving heaps of people. I like smaller and more intimate gigs much better.
- What kind of films do you like? What is the last film you’ve seen (cinema or TV)?
I like historical films that hold you in suspense, movies that are based on true stories on true stories or autobiographical stuff. The last film I saw in the cinema was ‘Django Unchained’, and on TV? Hang on… Well, on TV I rather watch series like ‘Homeland’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ und ‘Dexter’. Phew, and the last film I saw was a German whodunit… Tatort.
- What kind of books do you read? And is there a book you would recommend?
Any type of crime story and well-narrated story depicting everyday life. It doesn’t need to be something completely out of the ordinary, just well narrated. At the moment I’m reading The Plot Against America by Philip Roth. It describes Jewish life in America in 1938. But I find it a bit hard to get into it. I would recommend Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada or The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
- Do you like cooking, and what is your favorite dish?
I like cooking, but it hasn’t always bee like that. These days I put some thought to my diet. And before I start thinking about the actual meal, I think about the ingredients first. I have quite a few favourite meals, like for example the all-time classic Spaghetti Bolognese. But the meal I probably like most are wraps with couscous. Oh yes, and ratatouille with goats’ cheese and basil cream! It tastes fantastic, and diferent.
- What are your top 3 favourite clothing/shoe brands?
Usually I like wearing Adidas, and sometimes Nike. But Adidas is a firm favourite. And when I feel like dressing up, I like wearing COS clothes. I also like trying out smaller shops to find something out of the ordinary.
- Is there anything you haven’t done yet and you would like to try?
Definitely, there is quite a lot that I haven’t tried and still want to give a go. There is a host of countries I still want to see. Traveling is something that I really enjoy doing. No matter whether it’s a weekend out rambling or traveling Cambodia. I would also see what it feels like to walk onto the pitch of a filled-to-capacity football arena. And I’ve been wanting to work for MTV all my life, but whether that will still work…
- Is there anything particular that we should know about you? And is there any lifestyle stuff or secret that no one knows about (yet)?
I’m not sure whether I should tell… Some people find it amusing that I once was with the volunteer fire brigade. And a member of a gospel choir.J What’s more, I occasionally watch my football teams’ games, sitting in front of the TV all by myself with a can of beer and wearing my team’s jersey. Maybe that’s something about me that not everybody knows. Call it a multi-faceted approach ;-)
- Do you have any pets?
I had a cat for many years, and when I was a little girl I had a bunny rabbit, a hamster, a goldfish (which I won at a fair) and budgies. Now I don’t have any pets anymore. It would have to stay at home by itself most of the time, and that wouldn’t be good.
- Are you engaged in any political movement or organisation? And do you care for animal protection and child-welfare associations?
For a while I was a member of an association for animal protection. And since I studied children’s rights, my focus is mainly on human rights and children’s rights. I am a member of a child-welfare association, and I want to get engaged in a children’s project in Berlin-Wedding. The plan is to do a children’s workshop for primary school kids. I am very much interested in global issues as well, and I wish I could get engaged in many more things. But time and money don’t usually permit.
- Any interest in graphic design / photography / street art or any other art (modelling sculptures…)?
I really like photography, and I think it is a lot of fun to use a good camera to go outside and shoot random pictures of anything. Unfortunately, I’m not really talented in this department. I take an interest in art history, and I like going to museums and exhibitions. My first contact with graphic design was with laFraise.
- What do you like about laFraise, and why do you enjoy working there?
I like working for laFraise as it provides the grounds for getting in touch with a young and creative audience, and my colleagues are quite young as well. The atmosphere at work is very relaxed, and that’s quite important. Not having to wear high heals and a suit is a clear bonus as well. Actually, I can wear whatever I feel like wearing, and that’s great!
- What exactly do you do for laFraise?
My position at laFraise is called Content/SEO Manager. So I am responsible for anything related to content management for the homepage, and also for the newsletter that you get twice a week. I write it for you :-) And ‘content’ also means that every translation needs to be ready in time, and they need to be available in three languages. SEO is part of my responsibility, so I look into placing laFraise keywords in a fitting way, I write landing pages and improve Google rankings etc. Dominating Google would be nice! All joking aside, I want to make sure that anybody looking for a brilliant online t-shirt contest will find laFraise. That’s it!