Rahel Dette is a Master of Public Policy 2019 Candidate and McCloy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has been working on the role of technology in conflict settings, most recently advising the German development ministry on topics such as cyber security capacity building. She is a non-resident fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, and affiliate at digitalHKS as well as the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
Austin Gilbert is a junior at Harvard College, pursuing an honors degree in economics. During the summer of 2017, he was awarded the Weissman Fellowship to intern in Munich at a medical robotics startup, Reactive Robotics. Austin’s other involvements on campus include Harvard Investment Association, European Business Group, and Cambridge After School Program. In his free time, Austin enjoys exercising, traveling, and photography.
Rajib’s passion is life. That's why he conducts research in biomedical engineering at the Institute for Medical Science and Engineering at MIT. He is a MSc student in Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen and a 4th year Medical student at University of Düsseldorf. Moreover, he is a vivid promoter of intercultural exchange for the German Integration Foundation and a co-founder of TEDxRWTHAachen. Apart from his studies, you will probably find him playing soccer, at a concert, or trying to cook.
Sören Brockmann is a graduate student in mechanical engineering and production engineering at RWTH Aachen University. After gaining experience in the automotive industry and in management consulting, he is now pursuing his Master’s thesis at MIT. Besides working, Sören is usually traveling the world or is doing sports like Triathlon, Soccer, and Snowboarding.
Sophia Becker is a Master of Public Policy 2019 Candidate and McCloy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Before coming to Harvard, she was a policy adviser on German Foreign and Security Policy at the German Parliament and an affiliate fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin. Over the summer, Sophia is working for the Office of the Victim’s Rights Advocate at the United Nations in New York. She holds a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s degree in political science and international relations from Sciences Po Paris.
Leandra Zimmermann is a junior at MIT, pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Industrial Design and a minor in Computer Science. She is interested in Biomechanics and Medical Devices and is working on prosthetic socket design in the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab as an Undergraduate Researcher. Leandra is involved in MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology Program and enjoys running, kickboxing, and playing soccer in her free time.
Yannick Naunheim is a graduate student in Materials Engineering at RWTH Aachen University focussing on the processing-structure-property relationship in metallic materials. He holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering (2015) from RWTH and spent an academic year at Imperial College London. Yannick gained his first practical research experience at the Max-Planck-Society in Germany and is currently enrolled as visiting student in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at MIT pursuing his Master’s thesis.
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Florian is a senior at Northeastern University enrolled in an International Business and Finance dual degree program. The first two years of the program, he studied at ESB Business School in Germany, where he gained first professional experience during an internship at Deutsche Asset Management in Frankfurt. The first half of 2017, Florian worked as a Business Consulting Co-op at GFT Technologies, a fintech consulting firm, in New York City.
Katharina is a first-year graduate student in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Her research interests range from imaging and minimally invasive treatment to radiation oncology. Katharina holds a BSc. in physics from Kiel University in Germany and MD from Heidelberg University. Not busy with school and research, she enjoys reading, fencing and is an avid snowboarder.
Marius Möhler is a McCloy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, pursuing his Master in Public Administration. Prior to coming to Cambridge, he worked as a freelance consultant for an NGO in Kenya and with McKinsey. He is passionate about ‘making government work’: increasing the public sector’s capacity to manage complexity – through innovation, behavioral insights and organizational development.
Heinrich Nemeczek is a LLM '18 Candidate at Harvard Law School (Bucerius-Jura-Programm of the German National Academic Foundation and Myer and Etta Dana Scholarship at Harvard University). He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Freiburg (Konrad Hesse Award; scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation) and clerked for Justice Prof. Paulus at the German Constitutional Court.
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Paul Rostin is a fourth-year medical student at Kiel University. He is currently pursuing his doctoral thesis as a one-year visiting student at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In his free time, Paul enjoys skiing, boxing and travelling.
Development Cooperation Panel
Lucas Lamby is a senior at the University of Münster studying Politics & Economics and a current Visiting Undergraduate at Harvard University. He has gained prior experience at the ARD-Studio in Paris and produced a web-documentary on the Argentinian presidential election in 2015, which was published by Spiegel TV. This summer he will go on to work at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. In his free time, he enjoys competing for the Harvard Club Soccer team.
Jonas is a graduate student in Industrial Engineering and Sustainable Development at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. After gaining extensive research experience throughout his studies, he is currently writing his Master’s Thesis at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics on sustainable supply chains.
Marius Vollberg is a PhD student in Cognition, Brain, & Behavior at Harvard. His research explores the neural mechanisms underlying decision-making in groups. During his studies in Zurich and London, he conducted research at the intersection of neuroscience, economics, and psychiatry. Marius also assisted with the WHO’s Zika emergency response and gained work experience in finance and management consulting. In his free time, he enjoys sailing and hiking.
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Hendrik Müller is a senior at the Technical University of Munich and former Visiting Undergraduate at Harvard University studying Management & Technology. He gained first work experience through his involvement in a student consulting club and an internship at a large management consultancy, while he is currently working for a Venture Capitalist. In his free time, Hendrik loves to go hiking or skiing in the nearby Alps.
Philipp is a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His research focuses on highly miniaturized glucose fuel cells for energy harvesting in the human body. Philipp holds a BSc in Physics and a MSc in Energy Science and Technology, both from ETH Zürich. Prior to his PhD, Philipp was managing a manufacturing software startup in Copenhagen. In his free time, Philipp enjoys bouldering, playing soccer, hiking and travelling.
Diana Schoeller is in her last year of Business Administration studies at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. As a visiting undergraduate student at Harvard College, she joined the GAC team, was involved in the European Business Group and Harvard Club Swim. Her interest in the field of tech and digitalization prompted her to intern at a university-affiliated start-up incubator and one of Europe's largest VC companies. She is now looking to pursue a masters in Big Data Analytics, starting in fall 2019.
Moritz is Postdoc at the University of Freiburg Law Faculty and Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School (Fall Term 2018). His research focuses on the legal framework for artificial intelligence, the data economy, and media in the digital age. Recent publications engage with - inter alia - the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Data Protection Panel
Alice is a PhD candidate in Human Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. At Harvard, she is a Fellow of the Department of Statistics. Her research interests focus on causal inference methods to understand environmental epidemiology problems. Her main project is the estimation of effects of environmental exposures on the human gut microbiome. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, travelling, and skiing.
Jan Philip is a Business Administration student from Münster and a current Visiting Undergraduate at Harvard. Passionate about entrepreneurship, he has organized entrepreneurial conferences in Germany and is now digging into the Start-Up ecosystem at the Harvard i-Lab and Harvard Ventures. In his spare time, he is a big sports enthusiast and enjoys exploring Asian cultures through traveling.
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Florian is a junior at Northeastern University, pursuing a dual degree in International Business with ESB Business School. At the moment, he is working for an IT security startup in Boston, after previously gaining professional experience in reinsurance and management consulting. Florian is an outdoor enthusiast, eager to get out of the city and explore whenever and wherever possible.
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Yukio Iwamoto is a 6th year medical student at the University of Heidelberg. He is conducting cardiovascular research at BWH for his doctoral thesis and is a fellow of the Biodesign course at Harvard Medical School. He is a passionate marathon runner and strives to improve human health through science. Driven to find synergies in healthcare, data and technology, he has gained work experience in hospitals, a management consultancy and an early stage start-up.
Life Science Panel
Denys Shaydenfish is a fifth-year medical student at the University of Münster. He is currently pursuing his doctoral thesis in the field of perioperative medicine as a one-year student researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. In his spare time, Denys enjoys swimming, travelling, and learning languages.
Yannik is a Master of Finance candidate at MIT Sloan. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and was a Visiting Student at Harvard University. He worked at several investment banks and interned in the European Parliament. Yannik combines his professional and extracurricular interests while he founded the initiative FS Economy & Politics. He enjoys running, exercising and playing soccer.
Life Science Panel
Markus is an ERP-fellow and PhD candidate in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. His research interests range from soft robotics to circulatory support devices and pediatric applications. Markus completed his BSc. and MSc. of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and enjoys soccer along with a wide variety of outdoor sports during his free time.
Life Science Panel
Lisa Toerk is a PhD candidate in Chemical Biology at Harvard University. Lisa holds a BSc. and MSc. in Chemistry from Bochum University and has worked in various research groups ranging from computational chemistry to biochemical studies. In her current research, she studies the biogenesis of cell envelope in bacteria using single molecule microscopy. During her free time, she enjoys running, dancing and reading.
Daniel Heid is a graduate student in Molecular Biotechnology at University of Heidelberg. He is conducting pancreatic cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a fellow of the Immunology Summer Program at Harvard Medical School. Daniel is driven by his passion for biotech and is involved in the promotion of young talents. In his spare time, he enjoys running, traveling, and cooking.
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Hannah Herzig is a physician, and recently graduated with a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Currently working for ‘Transforming Urban Transport’ at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, she has worked on urban health and health impacts of social policies, exploring to which extent different urban environments and policies affect social determinants of health, physical activity as well as cognitive and mental health.
Christina Neckermann is a junior studying economics and government with a focus on international relations at Harvard College. She also has a strong interest in foreign languages and linguistics, which is reflected in her coursework. Christina is a staff reporter for The Harvard Crimson, where she covers news related to virtual education, Harvard Summer School, and Harvard Extension School. She is also involved in organizing Harvard’s Model United Nations conferences for high school and college students.
Denis Ellenrieder is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration at Darmstadt University of Technology. He currently pursues his master's thesis at MIT. Previously, he studied at Harvard University as a Visiting Graduate Student and spent one semester abroad at Tongji University in Shanghai. During his spare time, Denis enjoys traveling as well as all kind of sports activities.
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Johannes is a junior, studying Business, Philosophy & Economics in Frankfurt/Germany and a current Visiting Undergraduate at Harvard. Having gained first work experience at a VC he is interning with McKinsey this summer. He is part of the Harvard competitive tennis team and chaired the university`s Model United Nations Delegation at the NMUN conference in New York 2016/2017. Johannes is a certified ski instructor, loving backcountry skiing and climbing in his free time.