Brandt School Student Government

Student Government

The first student government at the Brandt School was elected by the student body in October 2012. The student government is currently in its 10th year with 6 elected members from the MPP student body. 

The student government serves as the main channel of communication between the Brandt School faculty and staff and its students. 

The student government holds meetings with the staff throughout the semester, in addition to holding a general meeting with the student body at least once per semester. Furthermore, the Student Government has organized panel discussions, informal get-togethers and fundraising events. 

You can find out more about their activities or contact them through their Facebook page.

Email: studgov.wbs@uni-erfurt.de

Inés Alberico
Inés Alberico
President, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Inés Alberico is a political scientist from Argentina. She is currently in her first year of the Master of Public Policy as a DAAD Helmut-Schmidt's Programme scholar. Before coming to Germany, she worked at Change.org Argentina as Campaigns Coordinator. Her job involved defining campaign strategy, managing creative content production, engaging relevant communities and working with key stakeholders in the Government and private sector. She has also worked as Assistant Professor in Political and Sociological Theory. Her vocation is driving systemic social change and strengthening Democracy.

“Wherever people are afflicted with grave suffering, it affects us all. Don’t forget: Whoever allows an injustice to continue for long is preparing the way for the next one.” - Willy Brandt, 1992.

Molly Hall
Molly Hall
StuRa Representative, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Molly Hall is a first year MPP student concentrating her studies in Conflict Studies & Management and International & Global Public Policy with support from the Haniel Foundation scholarship. A seasoned public affairs professional from the U.S., Molly brings experience from working in a state legislature and in strategic communications in Washington, D.C. Molly holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and German from Michigan State University. She is excited about building bridges between WBS students and the broader university community so that everyone can benefit from the rich resources and expertise across WBS and the University.

Jesus Renzullo
Jesus Renzullo
2nd Year Representative, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Jesus Renzullo is a policy analyst and researcher from Venezuela. He has worked in the areas of international trade and economic policy in Venezuela as a Think Tank researcher and project coordinator at Cedice Libertad, and started pursuing a career in energy policy since he arrived in Germany, focusing on the politics and geoeconomics of the global energy transition, as well as on data analysis of energy and finances-related data through the German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP). Jesus holds a Bachelor in International Affairs from the Central University of Venezuela and was a lecturer of International Relations Theory for said university.

“We all need a hand every once in a while, and I am here to solve your issues, no matter which semester you are in! Let’s make the most out of the WBS!”

Smriti Rai
Smriti Rai
Social Planner, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Smriti Rai comes from Nepal and is interested in poverty inequality. She is a first-year student under the DAAD Helmut Schmidt scholarship. She has work experience in the development sector on issues of governance, disaster management, livelihood, and gender inequality. Smriti loves floral painting, going on hikes, and cycling. She loves to drink Chiya or milk tea at any time of the day. Smriti is excited to plan fun learning experiences for WBS students.

Pius Fozan
Pius Fozan
Vice-President, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Things Pius failed in: Learning piano and a dance. Avoid buying plants and adopting cats. Learning Assamese language. Rationale customer decisions. Meditating everyday :-(

Things he is good at: Imagination. Asking questions. Not avoiding conflicts. Talking to strangers. To love. To care. Losing things. Forgetting a bad experience, and people’s name :-)

Things he is still trying: Drawing boundaries. Learning a dance. Be an empathetic listener. Cracking a decent joke. Building freedom for self and others. And to not stand awkwardly in corners in any social gathering.

 

Pius’s LinkedIn Profile

Email: pius.fozan@uni-erfurt.de 

PhD Representative, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Stephanie is a research associate to the Gerhard Haniel Professor for Public Policy and International Development, Prof. Achim Kemmerling. She is interested in political communication and computational social science. Her PhD project focuses on the public discourse on digitalisation and its socio-economic implications in Germany.

She holds a B.A. in International Cultural and Business Studies from the University of Passau and an M.A. in International Political Economy from King’s College London. In her B.A. thesis she studied the association between cosmopolitanism and migration by correlating survey results from several countries with data on migrant stocks. For her M.A. thesis she analysed issue salience in public opinion, the European Parliament and EU legislation, for which she relied on Eurobarometer survey results and a unique dataset of topics modelled with Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA). Before joining the Brandt School, Stephanie gained professional experience in the public and private sector through different international internships and fellowships.

Connie Lorente
Connie Lorente
1st Year Representative, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Connie Lorente is the new First-Year Representative for the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. She was born and raised in Argentina and received her Bachelors in World Politics from Hamilton College in Upstate New York. She has worked in the public, non-profit, and private sector, mostly focusing on marginalized communities and DE&I projects. At the Willy Brandt School, Connie will focus on Development and Social Entrepreneurship, with the hope of honing her skills and achieving great things in the future!

Tassilo Scalera
Tassilo Scalera
Social Planner, Brandt School Student Government
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Biography

Tassilo Scalera is an "Erfurter" by choice. After doing his bachelor's in economics and social sciences at the University of Erfurt, he built up the office of the social-democratic member of the Thuringian Parlament Dr. Cornelia Klisch. As the local student, his aim is to connect the rich and diverse universe of the "Willy-Brandt-School" with the city's network. As a people person, he is looking forward to the job as a social planner and bringing people together as much as possible.