What is your background?
My name is Meike. As the German saying goes, I grew up “where the fox and hare say goodnight to each other”. I am currently living in Berlin, where I am finishing my master’s degree in Political Science. I study issues relating to political economy and social policy, such as the search for adequate social and economic security for all people, no matter where they come from or what line of work they are in. Gender equality, diversity and inclusion play a central role in this, and that is one of the reasons why I am happy to be part of PROJECT-E.
What is your involvement with PROJECT-E?
I am part of the fundraising team, so I support PROJECT-E in getting the financial resources needed to run the PEHI in Addis Ababa. I search for new funding opportunities, write project proposals and keep in touch with current and potential supporters. Reporting to our partners is also part of my job.
What are you passionate about?
I spend a lot of time trying to understand what is happening around me, and trying to find solutions to the many social challenges we face. I believe that, as individuals, it is important to come together and exchange insights and perspectives as often as possible. Ideally, I would like to spend my days cooking and eating together, reading and learning or simply being on the road. I love nature and almost any outdoor activity: whether cycling, kayaking, slacklining or walking in the woods, I get enthusiastic about all of them.