Our Board and Coordinators (2018-2019)

The Board comes together on a regular base to discuss and decide upon topics related to the administration of MVAI. Our Coordinators as well cover important tasks to support the maintenance and development of the NGO.

The Board and Coordinators are elected during the Annual General Meeting. 

 

Timo Leimeister

Timo Leimeister

Chairperson

Born in Germany, Timo studied History in Braunschweig, Educational Science in Istanbul, and is currently enrolled in the master programme Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Uppsala Universitet. He is our Chairperson.

Julia Sahlström

Julia Sahlström

Vice-Chairperson

Julia is from Sweden and has a BA in Rhetoric and in Political Science, as well as a MA in Political Science from Uppsala University. She is now enrolled in the MA program in Holocaust & Genocide studies at Uppsala University. She is our Vice-Chairperson .

Mascha Wendler

Mascha is orginially from Germany and holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Modern History from the University of Heidelberg. She spent one semester at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands with an Erasmus scholarship. Currently she is enrolled in the M.Sc. Program Rural Development and Natural Resource Management at SLU Uppsala. Mascha is our Editor of MVAI and a member of the Board. 

Astrid Juckenack

Born and raised in Germany, Astrid obtained her BA in human rights in Malmö, and is currently enrolled in the master program in Holocaust & Genocide Studies in Uppsala. She is our Secretary and a member of the Board. Furthermore, she assists our Social Media Coordinator. 

Giorgio Romanello

Giorgio Romanello

First Treasurer

Giorgio comes from Italy. He graduated in Hebrew at Ca' Foscari University in Venice. During his Bachelor, he had the chance to study at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. After a gap year, he's part of the master program in Holocaust & Genocides Studies at Uppsala University. He is our First Treasurer and a member of the Board.

Georgia Gladitz

Georgia Gladitz

Head of Activities

Georgia was born in the USA and studied History, Archaeology, and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. After moving to Sweden to join her husband, she is now enrolled in the Holocaust & Genocide studies program at Uppsala University. She is our Head of Activities and a member of the Board.

Lior Zerdoun-Daniel

Lior Zerdoun-Daniel

Head of Public Relations

Lior was born in France and studied English, German and Central European Studies in Université Lyon 2 and La Sorbonne. After teaching languages in France and Austria, she is now enrolled in the Holocaust & Genocide program at Uppsala University. She is the Head of Public Relations and a member of the Board.

Samantha Goldberg

Samantha Goldberg

Fundraiser & Second Treasurer

Samantha is from California where she studied Communication for Nonprofits at California State University Channel Islands. Since then she has moved to Sweden as a Master of Arts student in Uppsala University’s Holocaust and Genocide program. She is our Fundraising Coordinator and Second Treasurer.

Micha Knoester

Micha Knoester

Social Media Coordinator

After studying Sociology at the Erasmus University in her homeland, the Netherlands, and a minor in Criminology at Western University, Canada, Micha is currently enrolled in the master program in Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Uppsala University. She is our Social Media Coordinator.