Given my fascination for the manifold interrelations between animal cognition and animal ethics, I completed a BSc in Biology and a BA in Philosophy at the University of Vienna, Austria in 2021. I then specialized in animal (and human) cognition and human-animal interactions during my master's studies: "Behavior, Neurobiology and Cognition" (University of Vienna, 2022), "Middle European Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science" (University of Vienna and Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, 2023), and "Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Human-Animal Interactions" (University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, 2023). In my master's projects as well as during several internships and short-term projects, I primarily investigated the cognitive abilities of domestic pigs, while also gaining some insights into the behavior and cognition of humans, ravens, ground squirrels and Japanese macaques.