First Chairwoman, Network Coordinator, Community Manager
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.
Second Chairwoman, Internal Communication, Arabic Translation
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. Here, she is a Bachelor’s Student of Psychology 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. She is the second chairwoman of MHH and responsible for internal communication as well as Arabic translations and the 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.
Josh is our finances responsible and involved in different projects of MHH. He originally encountered the topic of migration through the direct contact with volunteers and migrants when being abroad in Iran and Turkey. Following 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.
Network Coordinator, Human Resources
Clara studies Political Science, Economics and English and loves the various perspectives that those subjects give her on the world. She is an integral part of the MHH team, and involved in many of its projects. 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.
Cristiana Di Maio
Cristiana studied Political Science and Education in Heidelberg. During her studies, she worked in a refugee camp for a period of time where she kept directly in contact with the migration process. After this experience, she decided to become more active in this sector and joint Migration Hub Heidelberg. Within the MHH team, she is responsible for organising and preparing events and involved in a variety of projects.
Johanna studies Politics, Psychology and Biology and came to know and support the idea of the MHH from its early days on. After having spend a year in the UK, she has become a valuable member of the team. She takes care of one of our onboarded initiatives, HISA, and supports the work of MHH in a variety of ways. 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.
Mareike did her Bachelors in Studies of Religion and joint the MHH team only recently as an intern. She continues her work now as part-time project manager and coordinates the work at MHH together with Evein. She has been active in other associations before and has worked on topic of migration during her studies. She believes in a society that embraces its diversity and complexity and is happy to be working towards this goal as part of MHH.
Tom is the newest addition to the team. He is currently working on his Master thesis in theoretical biophysics. During a one-year volunteer stay in Ghana with Weltwärts he became interested in migration and a global view of the world. He is excited to be part of the MHH and to work towards the vision of a connected and cooperating Heidelberg. In the team, Tom will work on event planning and help with getting our welcome booklet on the way.
Social Media Coordinator
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.
Sonja is responsible for the legal 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.