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