Head of GAC Events on the Future of Work & Crisis Leadership Event
Associate at the Center for International Development’s Growth Lab, where she does research on the future of work and the labor market effects of technological change. She is pursuing her PhD at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt and is an affiliate at the ifo Institute in Munich. She obtained her Master of Science with Honors in Economics at the University of Regensburg. Her research interests cover the fields of empirical labor and educational economics. Last year she was responsible for the Future of Work Event Series and is excited to contribute again to this year's GAC.
International Security Event
Leonard is pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. After completing his legal education at LMU Munich and the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, Leonard worked in election campaigning and private sector consulting. In another function, Leonard was the head of bilateral meetings at the Munich Security Conference from 2012-2019. At HKS, he will focus on foreign and security policy with a regional focus on Africa. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports, cooking and playing piano.
Future of Work Event Series & Crisis Leadership Event
Max is a visiting PhD fellow at HBS. Prior, he graduated in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He also studied abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zürich) focusing on innovation, technology transfer and the East-Asian culture. His extracurricular activities include politics and he is co-founder of a non-profit start-up. Max is a PhD fellow of the Foundation of the German Economy.
AI in Education Event & Future of Work Event Series & Communications
Luca Johann is a final-year medical student and third-year business student at Philipps University Marburg, Germany. As an MD candidate in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, he is using digital health data to improve patient outcomes and to create efficient care delivery. In addition, Luca works as a Research Fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. Luca‘s current projects are focused on identifying and mitigating racial disparities in health care using electronic data. Besides, Luca is a scholarship holder and representative of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. In his spare time, he is enjoying outdoor sports such as sailing and hiking.
COVID Vaccine Event
Jeremy Martinez is a 2nd year student at Harvard Medical School. He earned degrees in Biology and German at Duke University, during which he spent a summer conducting cancer research at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. While at Duke University, he also conducted research at the Kenan Plastic Surgery Research Laboratories, specifically on the use of a novel, implantable oxygen sensor in measuring tissue oxygen tension in real-time. After graduation, he spent 2 years working as an English Teaching Assistant in Klagenfurt, Austria before starting at Harvard Medical School. At Harvard, he chartered the group Harvard Students for a National Health Plan (HSNaHP) and helps lead the Ophthalmology Interest Club (OPTIC). He has interests in healthcare economics and health policy, and enjoys baking authentic German breads.
AI in Education Event
Cecile is in her final year studying Biomedical Engineering at Boston University’s College of Engineering. Currently, she is researching the onset of different cancers using single-cell RNA data sets and computational methods in the Department of Data Science at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Cecile has a strong background in using complex computational and mathematical models to investigate biological processes such as cancer progression to ultimately improve clinical trials and treatments. Having lived and studied in the US and Germany, she appreciates and fosters the transatlantic community. Besides her studies and research, Cecile rows for Boston University’s Division-I Rowing team and enjoys long rides with her road bike.
Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Valeria is a junior at MIT majoring in Management and minoring in German as a pre-med, and is highly interested in making health care systems more patient-centered and efficient. She is currently measuring the efficacy of decision aids in decreasing patient indecision regarding colon cancer screening options as a research assistant at Mass General Hospital and has also interned at the U.S. Government Accountability Office auditing the Veterans Health Administration. Valeria is also passionate about giving back to her community, and was recently named a Reimagine Challenge 2020 Winner by the Schmidt Futures Foundation for her proposal of an innovative community service app. In her free time, Valeria enjoys long runs, gardening, and watercolor painting.
Emma Samek is an undergraduate at Northeastern University, pursuing a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Political Science. She is also a member of the Varsity Women’s Rowing team. Because Emma grew up bilingual with Slovak and German, she has a strong interest in European politics. When not rowing on the Charles River or studying Emma helps to plan the GAC communications strategy.
Future of Work Event Series & Communications & Graphic Design Officer
Reimar is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where he focuses on metal additive manufacturing processes as well as implications of advanced manufacturing on the future of work. Before starting his engineering PhD, Reimar worked several years in management consulting, focusing on digital strategy and organizational transformation/turnarounds. He likes doing sports, cooking, exploring the world, engaging in societal matters, e.g., as a One Young World Ambassador, and holds degrees in engineering and management.
Antiracism Event & Film Series
Marvin is a fourth-year medical student at Heidelberg University. He is currently working on his MD thesis in the Department of Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital. With the aim of expanding treatment options, he investigates the cellular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases that affect children at an early age. In addition to his passion for basic research, he enjoys his spare time running through Boston's parks or along the Charles River. He is also very interested in international politics and therefore happy to contribute to this year's GAC.