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Get to know us

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

Operations Team & Community Management

Saskia Hellemeier

Saskia is a part of the GSO. She manages the leadership academy and the AlumNode community. Get in touch with her if you have any questions.

Martina Wagner

Martina is part of the Young Researchers team at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) and the first point of contacct responsible for . She is the newest member of the AlumNode team and the first point of contact for all HLF alumni.

Sarah MacLeod

Sarah is a Canadian living in Germany. She works in Young Researchers Relations at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) and is also an AlumNode community manager. She looks forward to connecting with the whole community!

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 project funding selection committee.


Mara Hoelz

Mara 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)