After my Matura at the Sacre Coeur Graz I decided to attain my Bachelor's degree at Lancaster University and my Master's degree at the University of Cambridge in England. In the summer of 2016, I was also visiting scholar at the Economics Department of the Warwick of University. My studies focused on business administration, economics, applied finance, and real estate. In England, game theory classes gave me the first impression of analytical research methods, which fascinated me very much. Prof. Alfred Gutschelhofer, at whose institute I worked as a research assistant during my school days, told me about the DART program for the first time. I developed my interest in accounting mainly during internships, for example, at my work experience in the Asset-Liability Management Department of Erste Bank in Croatia. In general, my research interests lie in the interface between accounting and finance, especially information economics and capital markets. In addition to analytical research methods, I am also interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as currently trending topics such as sustainable reporting. I am very much looking forward to my time as DART-student. I hope that I can positively contribute to the research community at the Centre for Accounting Research.