Julia Edlinger studied european ethnology and biology with focus on ecology at the University of Vienna. She completed her masters degree in social ecology at the Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt. Her master thesis dealt with the conventionalization of organic agriculture and the development of evaluation methods. She worked in several internships and research projects in the field of sustainability in Upper Austria, Greece and Indonesia. Currently she is working with microalgae in the project GRecoMet.