Lucie Slamova is a bachelor’s student in politics and international studies at the University of Warwick, UK and has participated in GIF in the year of 2016, returning as a mentor in 2017. In the past, she has been involved in numerous other non-formal education projects, i.a. Prague Student Summit and Czech Model U.S. Congress. She has also participated in a number of MUN conferences and is a competitive debater, having been one half of the Warwick A team for European University Debating Championships.

Konstantina Nathanail is a GIF alumna of the year 2016 and a law student at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Konstantina current lives in Geneva where she studies Transnational and European Law. An active member of the European Model United Nations circle she has taken up various roles throughout the years including Chair, Organizer and Secretary General. At the same time, she serves as the Head Organizer of the TEDx event of the Humboldt Universität.

Kathrin Böttger is a mechanical engineering student in Aachen, Germany. Kathrin’s involvement branches towards both her interest in research and science and her passion for international cooperation. For the first, she is a member of the Scientific Aviation Association Aachen (1920) e.V., a junior scholar of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and attended the Australian Science and Mathematics School in 2015. For the second, Kathrin is active in refugee aid for several years and is a alumna of GIF 2015 and of Women 2 Women 2016

Evangelia Nathanail is a Biochemistry B. Sc. Student at the Free University of Berlin and is a GIF Alumna of the year 2016. Nursing her hidden passions – diplomacy and international cooperation – Evangelia is an avid Model United Nations and Erasmus+ participant. Now she mainly spends her time in a lab, organizing projects in Berlin or debating and participating in MUN’s in international conferences.

Chara Papastefanaki is a Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Alumna (2013) as well as a GIF alumna (2015). She studies Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and she is passionate about Public Law and Human Rights. She has participated in many youth exchanges, including two BFTF follow-up projects; serving as mentor for the Balkan Youth Forum and as member of the organising team of “Millennials: Youth Empowering Youth Across Greece”.

Jonas Tylewski is the second co-founder and former director of GIF and board member of GIA — as well as a BFTF alumni since 2011. Jonas holds degrees in law from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas and is now working in a Berlin-based law firm in the field of intellectual property and pursuing research for a PhD. Jonas dedicates most of his free time to GIA’s projects – especially the Fellowship – seeking to connect youth and young leaders across the globe.

Muriel Klußmann participated in Global-In Fellowship in 2016 and became a board member of the Association in 2018. After interning at the Goethe-Institute — a German cultural association — in Nairobi, Kenya, Muriel started her law studies at University of Potsdam and later Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Having experienced the strong international spirit of GIF, she joined the board to foster the sustainable impact of the association and the newly established network.

Johannes Leuschke started as a GIF mentor in 2015 and became a director in 2017 — and similar to Jonas and Hedda, he is a BFTF alumnus (2014). Interested in international and public affairs, he holds a bachelors from the University of London and is currently studying law at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. His work experiences are varied, from the German chamber of commerce in Tehran, a law firm in Stockholm, the EU mission in London and the lobby office of a French defence company. As a board member of GIA, he hopes to promote the understanding necessary for tomorrow’s challenges.

Hedda Nielsen is a co-founder and former director of the Global-In Fellowship and a board member of the Global-In Association. She holds an MSc in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics, and has studied politics and economics at Lund University, UC Berkeley and Sciences Po (Paris). Today, Hedda works as a research assistant at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm. Since representing Sweden at the US State Department program “Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship” (BFTF) in 2011 she has worked to give other youth similar opportunities — and now also to provide possibilities for alumni to connect further.

Samuel Groesch is our Communications Manager; coordinating communications connected to the Association, the Network and the Fellowship. Samuel is currently pursuing a bachelors in communications, culture and management at Zeppelin University (Germany). With an interest in politics and youth involvement, Samuel has worked with the German Youthpress since 2014 to organize media and politics projects — and is now supporting the GIA to do the same.