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Get to Know Us

AlumNode is a collaboration between the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) and the German Scholars Organization (GSO).




Operations Team & Community Management

Mara Hoelz (KTS) - First point of contact for KlarText Award winners and all other KTS programs, mum of two, nail polish addict & football enthusiast

Martina Wagner-Opitz (HLFF) - First point of contact for HLF alumni, loving dog mum & eccentric tidying guru.

Saskia Hellemeier (GSO) - First point of contact for LSA & KTB alumni, head of creative ideas in my group of friends & horse lady.

Sofia Gutium (GSO) - Community management assistant, cognitive science graduate student & passionate dancer.




Advisory Board

The advisory board is responsible for the strategic mission of AlumNode and part of the project funding selection comm

Mara Hoelz (KTS) - Alumni and Community Manager

Ruth Wetzlar (HLFF) - Managing Director of the HLFF

Dr. Anne Schreiter (GSO) - Executive Director of the GSO