# About me

I’ve always loved reading books and writing stories. It’s simply amazing how just the right combination of words can inspire you, spark your imagination and let you create entirely new worlds. My appreciation for mathematics came later, much later actually. It took me quite a while to understand that mathematics is about so much more than picking marbles from a bag or calculating the intersection point of a line and a circle.

Climate action is not only about doing things right, but starts with understanding what the right thing to do is in the first place.

I came to realise that to truly understand global trends and find the right solutions to our most pressing problems, we need mathematics to make fact-based decisions about where we want to go and how we are going to get there. Statistics, data, and mathematics help us not only in doing things right, but in understanding what the right thing to do is in the first place.

To fully harness the power of data and mathematics and to create meaningful impact and inspire action we need stories. As Hans Rosling puts it in his book Factfulness: “The world cannot be understood without numbers. But the world cannot be understood with numbers alone.”

“The world cannot be understood without numbers. But the world cannot be understood with numbers alone.” - Hans Rosling, Factfulness

Climate change is not solely a scientific or technical problem that we can solve with only scientific and technical solutions. It is a societal challenge that affects people and their quality of life. It is complex and multifaceted, and solving it requires bringing people with different skills and backgrounds together. We need technicians, we need lawyers, we need politicians. We need doctors, teachers, scientists, and farmers. We need writers and mathematicians. We need left and right, old and young, urban and rural. We need to gather all those perspectives to write our collective story about what we want tomorrow’s world to look like.

My goal is to turn facts and data into stories, make complex things a little less complex, and to turn worry and uncertainty into a better understanding and optimism. I am aiming to bridge the gap between politics and scientific research, and the public understanding, allowing people from all walks of life to understand what climate change is about.

My goal is to turn facts and data into stories.