Dr. Richards-Wilson is the Director of Graduate Business Programs at Alverno College where she holds a tenure-track faculty position. She has been awarded several fellowships including two from DAAD.
Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii. She has held visiting appointments at the Freie Universität, Harvard University, Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley. She has been awarded grants by many funding organisations, including DAAD.
Jemma Hwang is a DAAD Young Ambassador, currently studying German and Bioengineering at the University of Georgia (UGA). She studied abroad in Germany for one year; first in Bonn and then in Karlsruhe. As a DAAD Young Ambassador, she helps promote study abroad in Germany on her home campus and supports DAAD at events such as most recently the Diversity Abroad conference and its Global Student Leadership Summit.
Julia Phillips was born and raised in Hamburg. She studied Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg before attending Columbia’s MFA program and received several DAAD scholarships. Her work is currently on view at the New Museum in New York, and her first institutional solo exhibition will open April 15, 2018 at MoMA PS1, titled Failure Detection.
Megan Anderson is a senior at Northwestern University with a major in German and a minor in Chemistry. She studied and lived abroad in Munich, Germany for 11 months with the support of a DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship. As a DAAD Young Ambassador she helps fellow students find relevant DAAD funding opportunities.
Declan Dwyer-McNulty spent the summer of 2015 studying abroad in Bonn. A student at the State University of New York at Geneso, he spent his time in Germany taking classes on German language and culture as well as American environmentalism.
Dietrich Wolf Fenner is the new program director of the German Academic International Network (GAIN). He designs and organizes events and workshops to aid German researchers in North America with their professional development.
Robin Sommer is the CTO and co-founder of Corelight, a San Francisco-based cyber security startup offering powerful network visibility solutions. He is also a Senior Researcher at Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute, where he leads the team developing the open-source Bro network security monitor.
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With a background in art history and journalism, Dr. Lemmens joined the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 1997 and since then has held several positions at home and abroad. In 2014, she moved to New York to lead the DAAD New York office.
Amber G. Johnson spent the fall of 2016 studying abroad in Berlin. A student of Spelman College, she is majoring in Comparative Women' Studies and Political Science and is volunteering her free time to serve as a DAAD Young Ambassador to promote Germany as a place for study and research abroad.
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