The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 25 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 12-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world. Seminars are also held on current issues in international cooperation, and to develop their leadership skills and key competencies.
Lisa Küchenhoff received her Master’s degree in North American Studies with a major in political science and cultural studies from the Free University of Berlin. For her BA degree, she attended the University of Constance and Boston University. She gained professional experience in the education sector during her time with the non-profit organization Teach First Deutschland. Most recently, she worked in a school turnaround project by the Berlin Senate Administration for Education and the Robert Bosch Foundation. During her fellowship, she will focus on the education of children with non-clarified residence status with a special focus on underage refugees in European host countries.