Jana is from Germany and recently acquired her M.Sc. in Marine Biology from Stockholm University. She formed interests in conservation, species distribution modelling and the impact of anthropogenic threats on cetaceans during her studies, which she implemented in her master thesis on spatial and temporal habitat use of humpback whales in East Australia. Based on her love of bowhead whales, her goals are researching cetaceans in the Arctic to contribute to their conservation. She came to NAMMCO to learn about how research results are used and implemented in conservation.
In her free time, Jana enjoys exploring nature by bike or canoe and is willing to learn how to ski in Tromsø as she loves snow. She has a great interest in plants and likes to experiment with makeup.