Frederik was a M.S. student of the Management Science and Engineering Program. Before joining the IEOR community at Columbia University, he graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He interned with a supplier in the automotive industry, a startup, as well as two consulting firms in Germany, the UK and the US. As part of his Operations Consulting class, he worked with New York-based rating agency Standard and Poor’s on improving their quantitative model to compute a Country Risk Score. During his undergraduate studies, Frederik co-founded a social student association and served on the board of a second one. He volunteered at One to World, a non-profit organisation that promotes intercultural understanding and respect amongst high school students in New York.