Born and raised in Germany, Carolin received her BA with a major in American Studies and a minor in German as a Foreign Language from the University of Leipzig in 2012. She learned about the German Department’s graduate programs by being a tandem partner for the Arizona Summer in Leipzig Program. She finished her MA in German Studies with a Literature, Culture and Pedagogy Emphasis in 2014 and is currently part of the Arizona-Leipzig Transcultural German Studies Doctoral Program with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Her research interests in the field of German Studies include transcultural exchanges and travel during the Middle Ages, developments in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, Phonetics and Phonology, and Vergangenheitsbearbeitung, especially in the GDR. She has written an MA thesis on the 1962 DEFA movie “Das zweite Gleis” with a focus on how the movie served as a means of Vergangenheitsbearbeitung in the GDR. As a TA in the German Department, she has taught classes on the 100, 200 and 300 level.