Women in maritime
What did you want to become when you were a child?
When I was a kid I dreamed of becoming a painter. I wanted to use my creativity and independence to make everything a little more colorful, beautiful and friendlier for everyone.
Why did you choose to work within shipping?
During my apprenticeship as a shipping clerk, I spent a month on a containership for training purposes. There I discovered the salt in my blood, inherited from my grandpa, who was also a seafarer. As a nautical officer, I have the opportunity to use my best skills in the most beautiful and at the same time most powerful element: the sea. And that’s unique.
What is your best work-related memory?
It is difficult to decide on a single event. Every day I am proud to master varying challenges in the wide range of duties of a seafarer together with my team.
Who has been your role model?
That’s easy. My mom, the strongest person I know. She taught me to overcome every obstacle and encouraged me to go my own way. Although she was worried when I started my career at sea and spent several months onboard containerships sailing worldwide.