I grew up in the "flatlands" of Switzerland - however - fascinated by mountains and glaciers from an early age, I am outdoors as often as possible and decided to study this fascinating environment.
I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Geosciences from the University of Basel (Switzerland) and a Master's degree in Geography with a major in Glaciology from the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and The University Centre in Svalbard (Norway).

Between September 2013 and March 2017 I conducted a PhD in the Alpine Cryosphere and Geomorphology Research Group at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). My thesis was embedded in a larger project called Swiss Earth Observatory Network (SEON) and I worked in close collaboration with researchers from the Remote Sensing Laboratories at the University of Zurich.

I am a grantee of an Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to conduct my own project entitled High-resolution spatial and temporal variations in albedo of ablating ice – drivers, patterns and dynamics at the Centre for Glaciology, Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK.

Contact me: kan1[at]aber.ac.uk