Karla Pintado

Research Assistant Karla Pintado is a research assistant for the Multifunctional Landscapes Research Group within the RuralFutures project at IRI THESys. She holds a Bachelor degree in Biology with a major in Ecology (Ecuador) and Master’s degree in Sustainable Resource Management (Germany). Her research focuses on the restoration of structural and functional components of forest…

Student Assistant Veronika Pinzger (aka Vero) is working as a student assistant at IRI THESys. Since January 2018 she is a volunteer member of the student-driven Sustainability Office (Nachhaltigkeitsbüro) and since March 2021, she officially works for and supports it by coordinating and implementing the students certificate Studium Oecologicum. The Studium Oecologicum is a new…

Project Manager Anastasiia Polianskaia joined IRI THESys in 2021 to support the coordination of the RuralFutures project. Anastasiia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Global Change Management. Her master’s thesis focussed on studying climate change adaptation policy landscape of Peru. In the past, Anastasiia worked as a marketing manager in…

Student Assistant Hannah Prawitz is working as a student assistant at IRI THESys. Since September 2020, she supports the student-driven Sustainability Office (Nachhaltigkeitsbüro) by organising the Lecture Series on Sustainability of the Studium Oecologicum. The Studium Oecologicum is a new concept for sustainable teaching and learning addressing all students at Humboldt-University. The project a more…

Doctoral Researcher Sascha Miguel Cornejo Puschner is a PhD student at IRI THESys since summer 2018. He studied Anthropology and Political Philosophy in Santiago de Chile and is now “in the middle” of his doctoral research process. Sascha’s research follows the questions of how natural resource extraction impact on local territories. His research is focused on…

Doctoral Researcher “Ecological and multi-cultural networks are the heart to face the challenges of global change. Therefore, the inter- and trans-disciplinary interaction that Iri Thesys offers could result in something interesting.” Leonardo R. Ramírez Leonardo R. Ramírez is a Doctoral Researcher at IRI THESys. He is an Agricultural Engineer (Chile) postgraduated in Agroecology (Costa Rica) and…

Doctoral researcher and scientific project management in EdiCitNet “Be part of a larger structure to support the effective impact and progress of projects that meet the challenges of a changing world.” Suhana Reddy Suhana Reddy is currently working as doctoral researcher at IRI THESys to manage and scienfically guide the EC-funded project EdiCitNet. Since 2016 Suhana…

Student Assistant Sophia Reitzug is currently working as a student assistant in the Rural Futures project in the research group Multifunctional Landscapes led by Dr. Ina Säumel. She is pursuing her bachelors degree in Geography at the Humboldt-University Berlin and plans to start her masters degree by Fall 2021. Research Interests Land Use/Cover Change Biodiversity…

Student Assistant Rhea Rennert started her M.Sc. in Urban Ecosystem Sciences at the Technical University of Berlin in 2019. Previously, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Geography at Humboldt University of Berlin. Rhea is part of the Rural Futures and EdiCitNet team at IRI THESys. “I am excited to work at IRI-THESys and deepen my…

Student Assistant Nicolás Rojas studied Geography (Bachelor of Science) at the Humboldt University of Berlin (HU). During this period, he worked as a student assistant in the climatology department at the geography department of HU. Afterwards he made an internship in the field of public transport at the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg VBB. Currently he is doing…