After obtaining a B.Sc. in both Social Sciences at Cologne University as well as Psychology at Hagen University, Alina graduated from Osnabrück University with a M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology. Since fall 2019 she has been pursuing a PhD in clinical neuroscience under the supervision of Ute Habel (RWTH, Germany) and Ted Satterthwaite (UPenn, US) whilst being supported by a PhD scholarship of the International Research Training Group (DFG-IRTG 2150). The IRTG 2150 is a structured PhD education program, formed by scientists from JARA BRAIN, an initiative of the RWTH Aachen University and the Research Center Jülich,Germany, in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania, US. The research focus of her PhD is the evaluation of the predictive power of different brain networks for behavioral impulsivity in psychiatric disease and health using both fMRI and Ecological Momentary Assessment. In addition to her PhD, she will start her training as a psychotherapist in October 2020.
Loves climbing and bouldering (though afraid of falling)
Her bucket list includes getting her own pilot's license for hang gliding one day