Elias Roßner is Assistant Managing Director of the Willy Brandt School. He is the administrative staff representative in the blog editing team. He coordinates meetings as well as the blog’s strategic orientation. “Working at the Brandt School, I realize how many great and interesting things we, our students, and our professors do. 'The bulletin' offers a great platform to share these insights and to provide a more vivid picture of what Germany’s first public policy school is really about.”
Kaitlyn McKay is a second year Master of Public Policy student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Diego State University. Her specializations are International Affairs and Public and Nonprofit Management. As a part of the blog editing team, she is responsible for proofreading and editing as well as coordinating the contributions.
Maria Cláudia Reis Silva
Maria Cláudia Reis Silva has a degree in Social Communication and a master in Arts and Visual Culture both from Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil. Currently in Germany, she is a second year student of Master in Media and Communication Science at Technische Universität Ilmenau. She is responsible for technical support, graphical editing and communication concept of the blog.
Harini Suresh is a second year Master of Public Policy student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. She received her Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Biotechnology from the prestigious SASTRA University in India. Before joining Brandt school, Harini was a Teach For India fellow where she taught kids from underprivileged backgrounds for two years. She was also involved in community development projects and teacher training projects. As a part of blog editing team, she contributes by editing and writing content.
Shaheera Syed is a first year Master of Public Policy student majoring in conflict studies at the Willy Brandt School. She has completed her Bachelors in Public Administration from National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan and has worked for a number of organizations, ranging from World Wide Fund for Nature to the United Nations. She has also written for various newspapers in her home country and plans to use her experience here, since she loves writing almost as much as she loves talking about politics.
Maximilian Sänger is in his first year of the master program at the Brandt School. He finished his Bachelors degree in communication science at the University of Hohenheim, specializing in political communication and public affairs. His topics of interest include the sustainable management of resources in cases of conflict and effective developmental strategies.
Ihssane Otmani is a first year student from Morocco, specializing in non-profit and public management and International political economy. Ihssane holds a bachelors degree in Business administration with a specialization in marketing and communication from "l'Institut supérieur de commerce et d'administration des enterprises ( Groupe ISCAE)". Before joining the Brandt school, Ihssane worked in different public and private organizations, mainly in communication and HR, she has participated in different projects on the modernization of HR practices in the public sector and the promotion of decentralization. IIhssane is particularly interested in good governance practices, strengthening democratic institutions, decentralization, capacity building and employment. She joined “the bulletin” because she enjoys writing and sharing her ideas and views of the world, with the world.
Pattamon Poonsiri is originally from Thailand. She is a second year student at the Willy Brandt School with specializations in International Affair, International Political Economy and Non-Profit Management. She completed her B.A. in English Literature at Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Before coming to Germany, she worked as a program assistant at the Asia Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit organization, and was an intern at USAID, US Embassy, Bangkok. She joined the editorial team because she enjoys writing and is looking forward to improving her experience in Communications.
Arivaldo Santos de Souza
Arivaldo de Souza was trained as a lawyer and a legal researcher in both Brazil and the USA. After holding appointments in the non-profit sector, academia/think tank and government in Argentina, Brazil and the USA, de Souza joined the Brandt School as Master of Public Policy student. He is specializing in European Public Policy and International Affairs and contributes to "The Bulletin" as an editor for the Alumni and Career and Policy Analysis categories.
Min-ni Wu is a second year Master student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration as well as in Diplomacy at the National Chengchi University, in her home country of Taiwan. Her specializations are Public and Nonprofit Management and European Public Policy, with special interests in Social Enterprise, eGovernment, IT and Media. She gained interest and experience in conducting articles and videos while she was working with the Publicity Team of Student Association at the National Chengchi University and with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy during her internship. She is looking forward to expanding her skills while participating in the editorial team.
Heidi Ross is currently a doctoral student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and Research Assistant to the Aletta Haniel Professor for Public Policy and Entrepreneurship. Heidi holds an M.A. in Sociology from the University of South Florida, as well as an M.P.P. from the Brandt School. Her academic and professional interests deal with aging, health policy, and long-term care.