[ Online Editor ]
Adrian Sanchez studied social and business communication as well as media and political communication in Berlin, Barcelona and Amsterdam. His greatest passion is the interaction between politics, media and digitalization.
After several positions in press and public relations as well as in political communication, he started working as a student assistant in October 2017, where he was responsible in particular for editing the weekly politnews newsletter. Since then, he has supported polisphere in its operational business and the implementation of individual projects.
[ Project Manager ]
Florian Löffler studied political science and modern history with a focus on populism, extremism and European integration in Rostock, Gothenburg and Potsdam. After completing his studies, he gained extensive experience in the start-up sector with various digital tools from 2015 to 2018 and worked as an editor in communications agencies.
Since September 2018 he supports polisphere as project manager and is responsible for the further development of formats like politservices, but also for the technical elements and the design.
[ Intern ]
After studying philosophy and German language and literature in Göttingen, Gereon Plättner is currently reorienting himself and building up new focal points. He gained experience in the theatre business and lived in Japan for one year.
Now, back in Germany, as of February 2019, he supports polisphere as an intern with an interest in digital media and a passion for communication and politics.
[ Project Assistant ]
Jendrik Ulfig completed a dual business administration degree at the Volkswagen Group. During this time, he worked as a corporate analyst specializing in future mobility concepts and mobility development in urban and digital space. After successfully completing his studies, he began a second degree in philosophy and political science at the Free University of Berlin.
Since February 2019, he has been supporting polisphere as project assistant across projects, with a special focus on the preparation of the “Denk ich an Deutschland” conference of the Alfred Herrhaus Society. He has a particular political interest in the field of digitization, climate protection, and social issues.
[ Online Editor & Social Media Manager ]
Lisa Wassermann studied political science and french philology in Rostock, Nantes and Osnabrück with a focus on European politics, Franco-German relations and democracy education.
After academic and practice-oriented excursions across Germany and France, she is back in her hometown and has been supporting polisphere since January 2019 as the main editor in charge of the strategic development of the online and social media strategy. She is also involved in various projects.
[ Project Assistant ]
Nuria Köchling studied Communication in Social and Economic Contexts in Berlin, specializing in Media Psychology and Organizational Communication. During her studies, she gained experience in corporate communications, strategy and program management at various agencies and in consulting. She also worked as an assistant dramaturge at the Maxim Gorki Theater. Currently, she is studying Culture and Technology with a major in Philosophy at the Technical University of Berlin.
Since February 2019 she has been supporting the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation as a Project Assistant at polisphere in optimising the communication of its offices around the world.
[ Project Manager ]
Paul Naudascher studied sociology, economics and politics with a focus on development cooperation and international relations in Friedrichshafen and Amsterdam. After having gained experience at the Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica and the GIZ in Brussels during his studies, he worked as an independent consultant for a think tank, a strategy and a political consultancy in Berlin.
Since February 2019 he has been supporting the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation as a project manager at polisphere in optimising the communication of its offices around the world.
[ Managing Director ]
Philipp Sälhoff studied applied cultural sciences at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg with a focus on political communications. From 2012 to 2014 he worked as a consultant for digital communication and participation processes at IFOK, a strategy and policy consultancy. Subsequently, he helped to build up the team, project operations and, in particular, the international network of the social-liberal think tank Das Progressive Zentrum until 2018.
Since summer 2018, he has been the managing director of the 20-year-old polisphere network, reorganising it both organisationally and strategically.
[ Intern ]
Vanessa Berthold is in the final semester of her Bachelors degree in International Relations from Karlshochschule International University. Her interests lie in grassroots movements, sustainable development, and human rights.
Since March 2019, she has been supporting polisphere as an intern, assisting with various projects.
Dr. Irina Michalowitz
[ Head of Brussels Office ]
Dr. Irina Michalowitz, founder and managing director of the Brussels consulting firm IMConsult, has held leading positions in science and private companies. She is also a trained business coach specializing in leadership, professional communication and negotiation. For more than 15 years she has led teams and projects in various functions before she opened her own consulting firm in 2015 with a focus on Public Affairs Services and Executive Training/Coaching. She received her doctorate from the University of Hamburg and the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg and an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
She supports polisphere as office manager in Brussels and is mainly responsible for politjobs.eu.