Jantje Sönksen holds an MSc and PhD from the University of Tübingen. She is an early career scientist working at the intersection of financial econometric analysis and empirical asset pricing with particular interest in assessing rare disaster risk. She regularly presents her results at leading international conferences in econometrics and finance. Her job market paper was awarded Best PhD Paper by the German Finance Association and published in the Journal of Econometrics. One of her recent research interests is the use of machine learning methods in financial economics.