Meet the Team

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Evein

Evein

First Chairwoman, Network Coordinator, Community Manager
Evein Obulor
Evein@migrationhub.network
Evein is responsible for partnerships and Network growth. Her academic background is political science, economics and Spanish literature. Further, she is experienced in youth work and team-building and does workshops on the topics of racism and alternative economic systems. She believes in the power of working together instead of fighting against each other, that’s why she sees MHH as an opportunity to make people come together and share their ideas around the topic of migration.
Janika

Janika

Second Chairwomen, Internal Communication
Janika Raisch
Janika@migrationhub-heidelberg.org
Janika is responsible for internal communication and fundraising. Politics and history were her fields of study and before founding the MHH she worked with homeless women and helped a local initiative with german lessons for young refugee girls. Additionally to working at Migration Hub Heidelberg Janika volunteers for an organisation that interviews holocaust survivors and tells their stories in schools to stop antisemitism and racism. She believes MHH can support initiatives to become -and stay- long-living, efficient and innovative projects! For her everyday at the hub is a fun and exciting day.
Sonja

Sonja

Legal and Financial matters
Sonja Grabarczyck
Sonja@migrationhub-heidelberg.org
Sonja is responsible for the legal, financial and administrative issues around our network. Currently studying political science and public law, her personal and academic research interest lies within the themes of displacement, migration and sustainability. She shares the philosophy of Migration Hub Network that through cooperation and exchange with other initiatives and people the MHH is able to contribute to an open, diverse and strong civil society.
Ariam

Ariam

Social Media Coordinator
Ariam Macias
ariam@migrationhub-heidelberg.org
Mexican-american with a migration history, an activist with a background in migration, and an education backdrop in Political Science. at the MHH Ariam leads external communications, more specifically via social media, and reviews our initiatives’ work that is in English. The force that drives her is  belief  in the power of diversity and that as a collective people we can create a better world for generations to come.
Christiana

Christiana

Event Manager
Christiana Martines
Christiana@migrationhub-heidelberg.org
Cristiana is doing her Masters in Political Science and Education in Heidelberg. During her studies, she worked for a period of time in a refugee camp where she kept directly in contact with the migration process. After this experience, she decided to be more active in this sector and came to the Migration Hub. Within the MHH team she is responsible for organizing and preparing events that would support the network and the contact between local initiatives.
Clara

Clara

Event Manager
Clara Graulich
Clara@migrationhub-heidelberg.org
Clara studies Political Science, Economics and English and loves the various perspectives that those subjects give her on the world. Her interest in migration really awoke when she started working in refugee camps in Greece in February 2016, which made the abstract topic all of a sudden humane and personal for her. Witnessing how support structures in Greece developed and changed over time made her realise  how much can be changed when groups and initiatives with different approaches start to work together. The MHH shares this philosophy by connecting and supporting people.
Johanna

Johanna

Event Manager
Johanna Becker
Johanna@migrationhub-heidelberg.org
Johanna studies Politics, Psychology and Biology and came to know and support the idea of the MHH from its early days on. Having spent the last year in the UK, she has only recently become a proper part of the team. She is herself rooted in different cultures, and she experiences and sees diversity as a gift and migration as a chance. While volunteering on the Greek Island of Lesbos, Johanna experienced first hand the struggles of emerging initiatives. With its vision to support many initiatives in the area and connect those potentials to form a strong network of people pulling into the same direction, the MHH offered a chance to address these problems.
Iman

Iman

Event Manager
Iman Nafis
Iman@migrationhub-heidelberg.org
Being raised multilingual and multicultural has  awakened her interest for intercultural communication and understanding.  After graduating from a German school in Egypt, Iman moved to Germany in 2016. There, she is a Bachelor student of Political Science & Economics at Heidelberg University. As a freshman at Uni she got to know the MHH at its very beginning, had the chance to watch it grow step by step. Within the MHH she is responsible for Arabic translations and dialogue with the Arabic community in Heidelberg. She firmly believes that integration is only possible through real communication and dream of a world that is never too narrow to embrace us all.
Joshua

Joshua

Fundraising
Joshua Puhze
Joshua@migrationhub-heidelberg.org
As a new member to the MHH team, Joshua just got involved with the ideas behind it and the way the MHH works. By now he is supporting the team in contacting and working with initiatives, as being involved directly is what interests me most. He originally encountered the topic of migration through this kind of direct contact with volunteers and migrants when being abroad in Iran and Turkey.  After these experiences migration remained an important topic for him. Whenever he sees MHH’s motivated members and strong, sustainable vision he feels lucky for having had the chance to join the MHH.
Sophie

Sophie

Internal Education
Sophie Kara
Sophie@migrationhub-heidelberg.org
Sophie experienced and mapped out the first steps of the initiative together with the MHH team. Personally, migration issues have influenced her life all the way long – her family comes from Turkey and she grew up in a multicultural environment. It is important to her to find ways to use diversity to foster social cohesion instead of endangering it. Professionally, she is a political scientist (M.A.) with an academic focus on the Middle East and North Africa, who now works in the field of flight and migration in the public sector in Germany.