With a bachelor’s degree in biology and specialization in media studies for one of her three master’s degrees, Sandra’s work and interests in the fields of German and comparative literature are inspired by her interdisciplinary background.
Her research interests include narrative functions in multimedia storytelling (i.e. graphic novels and filmic art), artificial intelligence, robotics, politics and aesthetics, and the digital humanities, with a current research focus set on experimental forms of narrative in contemporary literature and art.
In 2012-13, Sandra studied as an exchange student at Niigata University in Japan. After her return, Sandra completed her bachelor's degree with a thesis titled "Lulus Masken. Weiblichkeitstypen um 1900 in Frank Wedekinds Erdgeist und Die Büchse der Pandora." Her master’s thesis was titled "Wie sich das Ich auflöst. Zur Repräsentation des Sterbens in Arthur Schnitzlers Novellen Sterben und Fräulein Else" and investigated the novellas of Arthur Schnitzler in the context of the psychoanalysis of the Wiener Moderne. In 2017, Sandra completed an additional master's degree in Germanic languages and literatures at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She has worked as a tutor in linguistics and a peer tutor at the center for learning and teaching at Bielefeld University and has taught German language courses at Niigata University in Japan, the University of Cincinnati, and Washington University in St. Louis.