After obtaining my PhD while working as a research associate at the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim and the University of Education Weingarten, I am now a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Methodology and Statistics. My research primarily focuses on psychometric methods, in particular, on the development of new machine-learning-based methods for the detection and classification of misspecifications in structural equation models. In addition, I am interested in applied psychometrics, in particular, the measurement and (hierarchical) modeling of character, value, and personality constructs.