Laura Wenz studied Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication at the University of Hildesheim and European Studies at the European University Viadrina. She completed semesters abroad at the Université d’Aix-Marseille (France) and the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (Mexico). Amongst others, Laura gained professional experience in the fields of human rights and prevention of violence at the Heinrich Böll Foundation and several local NGOs in Mexico. Afterwards, she worked at the office of a political party chairwoman and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. As a Mercator Fellow, she will focus on Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict States.