Born and raised in northern Germany, Johanna followed her passion in environmental conservation with a BSc in Environmental Sciences. After graduating, her focus and profession changed after volunteering to support refugees along the Balkan route in 2015. Afterwards she began working with unaccompanied minors in Germany, helping them with the asylum process and building an independent life in Germany. She continued to support refugees in her spare time in her hometown as well as on the Greek island of Samos, where she volunteered at one of the European hotspots for refugees. After working as a coach and trainer for young welfare beneficiaries in Germany, Johanna decided to study for a MA in Global Refugee Studies at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. Through her studies, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of global refugee management, politics and protection mechanisms and thereby strengthen her commitment to ensuring the rights of refugees.
Updated May 2020
More from Johanna Schroedl
Donation Drive: Becky’s Bathhouse Lesbos
A donation drive in support of Becky's Bathhouse, a women’s health promotion center serving refugee women and children in Lesbos, Greece
Presenting the Podcast Series: 'Stories From the Unity of the Realm'
In this podcast series the 2020 Copenhagen Fellows delve into some of the topics covered in the 2020 Copenhagen Fellowship. Find out more about the podcasts here.
'Stories From the Unity of the Realm' - Episode 6: 'LGBTQI+ Movement in Denmark'
Why has the LGBTQI+ movement in Denmark been so successful? And which struggles remain for the Danish LGBTQI+ movement? Find out in this episode made by 2020 Fellows Johanna, Eiko, and Nanna for the 2020 CPH Fellowship podcast series.
Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2020 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 24 Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.