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.
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.
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.
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.
Wera ist unsere Expertin für Finanzen und Formales. Bevor sie zum lab kam, war Wera 8 Jahre für die Stiftung Neue Verantwortung tätig, die letzten 5 Jahre als Leiterin Finanzen und Fördermittel. Sie hat Angewandte Kulturwissenschaften an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg studiert und nach ihrem Studium einige Jahre in den USA gelebt und gearbeitet.
Anja Adler entwickelt freiberuflich bereits seit über zehn Jahren nachhaltigere Alternativen des Zusammenlebens und Zusammenarbeitens. Sie gründete mit Open State ein Kollektiv für Transformationsdesign und forschte im Rahmen ihrer Doktorarbeit zur digitalen Demokratie. Im betterplace lab verantwortet sie nun das betterplace well:being-Programm und das betterplace co:lab-Programm. Sie ist überzeugt: Nur, wenn wir in Kontakt mit uns selbst sind und verantwortungsvoll mit unseren Ressourcen umgehen, finden wir Lösungen, die wirklich gut für uns und den Planeten sind.