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Get to know us

AlumNode is a collaboration of Heidelberg Laureate Fourm Foundation (HLFF) and German Scholars Organization (GSO). It is funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.


Team Operations and Community Management

Jessica Kalus

Jessica is the community manager and always happy to help you with any issues concerning AlumNode, like funded projects, group discussions or digital events. Also, she helps to organize other projects like the Leadership Academy 2020 by the German Scholars Organization. You are a Klaus Tschira Boost Fund Fellow/Alumna/Alumnus or took part in the Leadership Academy? Jessica is the first point of contact for you.

Sarah MacLeod

Sarah is part of the Young Researchers team at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation. She is the first point of contact for all HLF young researchers and is also a community manager for AlumNode.

Martina Wagner

Martina is part of the Young Researchers team at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation and in charge of the conference management of the HLF. She is the newest member of the AlumNode team and, along with Sarah, the first point of contact for all HLF young researchers.


Advisory Board (Strategy)

Dr. Anne Schreiter

Anne is the Executive Director of the GSO and together with Ruth, responsible for the strategic mission of AlumNode. She manages the content and helps develop the network with you, so whenever you have an idea for AlumNode, get in touch!

Ruth Wetzlar

Ruth is the Managing Director of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation and collaborates with Anne on AlumNode’s development. She is part of the selection committee of the projects. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation hosts the alumni event in Heidelberg.


Cooperations

Elena Mercantini

Elena is responsible for the KTS Alumni Network at the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS). Since many KTS alumni are also members of the Alumnode community, she works with us to connect the networks and bring more people together. On AlumNode, she is the first point of contact for KlarText Award winners.



Find out more about the participating institutions:


Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation

German Scholars Organization


Find out more about our funding partner and cooperator:


Klaus Tschira Stiftung (in German)