Although we're so different. That's why our decentralized way of working works so well. We don't care who works when or where. The main thing is that it becomes good.
Carolin Silbernagl loves digital-social innovation, something she has been fully devoting herself to during the past five years as a co-founder and CEO of the social startup dotHIV. Before that, she has worked as scientific staff and project manager in classic philanthropy. Carolin not only contributes founders’ spirit but also brings lots of experience in non-profit management and impact-oriented strategy to the lab, as well as economic and civil society networks.
Carolin is taking the lab out there and keeps an eye on the budget.
Stephan Peters studied linguistics and communications. Previously he worked as a copywriter, afterwards at the FU Berlin in the “Languages of Emotion” cluster of excellence as a research assistant and was employed as a lecturer at the TU Berlin. In 2013, he came to betterplace.org to bolster the marketing; in 2015 he switched over to the betterplace lab.
Stephan excites the world from the betterplace lab.
Katja Jäger holds a degree in Nonprofit Management & Public Governance and Communication Science. While and after studying she was engaged at AIESEC, amongst others in countries of the global south. She likes to ask herself and others the question of social impact and is enthusiastic about Effective Altruism.
Katja is currently working on demokratie.io, an innovation fund aiming to better understand how digitisation and democracy go together in practice.
Franziska Kreische studied peace and conflict studies and wants to find out how digital technologies can promote peace processes. After her masters, she lived for some time in Uganda and worked on development projects. In the lab, she keeps an eye on the team and likes to be involved in the writing of studies and reports.
Franzi is getting our storytelling lab off the ground.
Nadine Brömme contributes a keen interest and more than 10 years of experience in digitization. She started her professional career as social media analyst, then worked as social media strategist for an independent film company in Canada and spent the past 5 years as digital strategist at TLGG, an international agency for digital business. Within her career she set a clear focus on chances and challenges of digitization for social and political contexts. Her knowledge from consulting NGOs on the strategic use of digital tools is incorporated in our initiative against Hate Speech, Das NETTZ.
Isabel Gahren researches how digital technologies can help enforce human rights. For this purpose, she founded a video platform for human rights and chairs the international blogger network and the NGO Future Challenges. After several editorial years, the organization of journalism workshops and the management of an initiative of the Internet & Society Collaboratory on Human Rights & Internet she is now managing the editorial department.
Nora Hauptmann is excited about the achievements of digital social innovation in several fields. She used to focus on education when she directed the Jordan office of an edTech organization for refugees. Her background is in Psychology and at betterplace lab, she works on the topics of migration and ICT4Development, with a European and international perspective.
Yannick Lebert is an economist, sociologist and specialist in blockchain, token & crypto economics. He has done substantial research in the field and leveraged his knowledge in economic principles and social theory to design viable and sustainable token economies. Yannick has worked as an advisor for various blockchain projects.
In the lab he is part of the editorial department and does research on topics where digital technology and the common good meet.
Hanna Gleiß hat Politikwissenschaft in Berlin und Internationale Beziehungen in Paris studiert und acht Jahre als Projektmanagerin im Bereich Völkerverständigung bei der Robert Bosch Stiftung gearbeitet. Schwerpunkte waren u.a. Projekte in den Themen Konfliktprävention, Verständigung, Medien sowie der Aufbau der Robert Bosch Academy.
Hanna Gleiss has studied political science in Berlin and international relations in Paris. For 8 years she worked for the Robert Bosch Stiftung as a project manager in the department of international relations, handling projects with the focus on conflict prevention, understanding, media and the set-up of the Robert Bosch Academy. Since October 2017 she is building up our initiative against hate speech Das NETTZ with the aim to strengthen online civil courage in Germany.
Barbara Djassi has studied Experimental Media at the Media Art at the University of the Arts Berlin and feels at home in the world of film and video. As activist she is engaged for an open and democratic society and a digital world which is fairer than now. Since november 2018 she is working for Das NETTZ – initiative against hate speech.
Hannah has been supporting the betterplace lab team as a working student since June 2019. She's half English and half German, and a staunch European. Bevor moving to Berlin to do a Masters in Eastern European Studies, she spent almost three years working for the EU in Brussels, as an online content creator. Photography, writing, video production and politics & human rights are her passions, that she can also pursue at betterplace lab.
After Jan-Philipp finished his Bachelor in Business Psychology, he wanted to do exactly what he had been doing since his volunteer service in South Africa: Supporting non-profit organizations. Even though this realization struck him 3 years late, he is now finally doing his Master's in Nonprofit Management. The betterplace lab matches his secret technical passion with its social-digital focus. Jan-Philipp joined the lab as a working student in June 2019.
Yagmur Ekim Cay has been part of the betterplace lab team since June 2019 and working for different projects. Prior to her studies in Germany, she was living in Istanbul. For her, as an activist and journalist, it is important to fight against racism, homophobia and sexism.
Joana holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology and is the author of numerous books on the cultural consequences of globalisation, migration and tourism. For example: Tanz der Kulturen (Rowohlt 2000), Maxikulti (Campus 2008) and Seeing Culture Everywhere (Washington Press 2009). Joana Breidenbach is co-founder of betterplace.org and founder of the betterplace lab. Joana is responsible for sales, network & inspiration.
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