Jannis Pähler vor der Holte, born 1985 in Münster, holds a B.A. in Politics and Administration from the University of Constance and an M.Phil. in Comparative Government from the University of Oxford. He gained first work experience in various university research projects and has interned at the UN Liaison Office with the EU in Brussels and the German Institute for Human Rights in Berlin. Most recently, he worked for a political consulting firm in Berlin. His project focuses on the inclusion of people with disabilities in developing countries.