In the course of the 2 years during her M.Sc. program in Geography of Environmental Risk and Human Security at United Nations University and Bonn University in Bonn, Ms Wannewitz focused on risk and vulnerability assessments as well as on climate change adaptation strategies and their effective implementation. For her masters thesis she examined the utility of a sub-national risk index for the Philippines using expert-based evaluation process. In addition, she gained valuable expertise through her employment as student assistant at ZEF (Center for Development Research) as well as through an internship with the Joint UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Since her graduation in 2017, Ms Wannewitz is working as a research associate for UNU-EHS in the VARMAP Section, where she is involved in the ZURES and KIRMin projects, dealing with critical infrastructures and urban vulnerabilities.