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Jeannette Gusko

System Change Leader


Jeannette Gusko is a system change leader, a social justice and gender equality advocate and a civil society champion. She is currently tackling social inequality and democracy fatigue by building inclusive empowerment environments, providing financial services for marginalized groups and feminist interests, and developing advocacy, campaigning, and communication strategies. In the past, she acted as GoFundMe’s Austria, Germany and Switzerland Founding Head. She was also the Engagement and Brand Lead at Change.org and a Co-founder of Campaign Bootcamp Germany. Since 2019, Jeannette has been advancing political representation and the interests of young East Germans as the speaker of Netzwerk 3te Generation Ostdeutschland. She is deeply concerned about authoritarian attitudes that are on the rise in Germany, Europe and the United States and is committed to spending her lifetime working on policies, research, and in activism to bring about a more just and inclusive future for all. Jeannette earned a master’s degree in Communications Management in Politics and Business from the University of Leipzig and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from HTW Berlin, Berlin’s University of the Arts, and Freie Universität Berlin. She also studied International Relations and Business at the École de Commerce Chambéry, France. In 2020, she successfully completed an executive education program in Public Policy Analysis at the London School of Economics and Political Science with honors.

“I work toward a just and inclusive future for all. Looking ahead to the 2021 German federal elections, I work to empower young East Germans, People of Color, and Working Class Youth to advance and lobby their interests with political candidates.”

Learn more about Jeannette’s Landecker Democracy Fellowship project here.


Updated June 2021