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.
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.
StuRa Representative, Brandt School Student Government
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.
1st Year Representative, Brandt School Student Government
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!
Before I introduce myself, I ask you - what’s an ideal or a professional bio of a leader or anyone? Who defines what a professional bio should look like?
Success stories? Work experiences? Achievements?
Well, I resent templates and so, my bio would not suit your idea of a typical bio. This is how I would like you to know me, but if this does not suit you, feel free to take a look at my LinkedIn profile:
Things I failed in: Being good in statistics and data. Learning two languages. Learning piano and dancing. Self-care. Saying no. Being assertive. Deciding on a future path.
Things I am good at: Imagination. Asking questions. Not avoiding conflicts. Being colourful. Talking to strangers. To love and be loved. To care and sometimes, not cared for. Losing things. Forgetting a bad experience and people’s names and many things.
Things I am still trying: Drawing boundaries. Learning a dance. Be an empathetic listener. Cracking a decent joke. Be edgy. To explore with my own flock of birds flying freely. Building freedom for self and others. Be interrogative. And do not stand awkwardly in corners in any social gathering.
2nd Year Representative, Brandt School Student Government
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!”
Raghad Alrosan is the new social planner for the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. She is a people person from Amman, Jordan. She’s passionate about communication and human rights. She has experience working with some UN organizations in the MENA region as an artist, activist, and a national consultant.
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” - Princess Diana
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt