20 plus years living in New York have seen me working in corporate advertising and navigating into the realm of Public Diplomacy, working with agencies such as Presence Switzerland to promote Swiss culture art, design, architecture, tech, and business initiatives. My current role running the New York outpost and global development, for Basel-based experience design and engineering firm iart, encapsulates this love of culture, design, and architecture — and puts my networking expertise to good use.
My first glimpse of the ETH forward-thinking and industrious esprit was years ago in Zurich, living with several ETH architecture students and their die-hard 24/7 approach to their projects. Decades later, I was producing the ETH science events series Zurich Meets New York (initiated by the City of Zurich), and have produced subsequent ETH Meets New York series since then.
Not enough people in the US outside of academic circles know about ETH Zurich. I am excited to work towards changing that. I love networking, and knowing ETH well I would be pleased to work with the ETH Circle to help introduce ETH to other circles. I really appreciate that ETH is listening and absorbing the perspectives of the members of the ETH Circle. It is also very important to me that the group is so diverse. I want it to become a platform for sharing and exchanging ideas, generating initiatives in such a way that it is an active and engaged community.