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Off-site Team

Jana Piske - Founder

Jana

Founder

Jana Piske - Founder

Jana

Founder

Hi, I'm Jana and I am studying development cooperation with a focus on ecological sustainability in Alicante. At Taste of Malawi, I coordinate the individual tasks with the team and represent the project as a founder at networking and other events. I am also the hot line between the offsite and onsite team and regularly exchange ideas with Alex in Malawi. I put my heart and soul into Taste of Malawi because we have a team without limits, but with many talents. We can learn new things from each other every day!
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Eva Licht - Corporate Identity

Eva

Corporate Identity

Eva Licht - Corporate Identity

Eva

Corporate Identity

Hi, I'm Eva and I'm studying Strategic Product and Innovation Development in Wuppertal. At Taste of Malawi, I mainly deal with design tasks and art direction, but I also enjoy learning new things. I put my heart and soul into Taste of Malawi because I am pleased that we can accompany and support these wonderful women on their way. We promote sustainable social change, and strong and emancipated role models for the next generation. It's nice to see what we've been doing since 2014 and how we're evolving every day.
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Johanna Knoop - Fundraising

Johanna

Fundraising

Johanna Knoop - Fundraising

Johanna

Fundraising

Hi, I'm Johanna and I study Nonprofit Management in Berlin. I take care of the fundraising at Taste of Malawi, so my tasks encompass collecting donations and sponsorings for which I work closely together with the marketing team. I also am one of the faces behind our Facebook and Instagram pages. I give heart for Taste of Malawi, because here I can use my talents to move something, which means change for the better for great and brave women. A change that they cause themselves with creativity and willpower.
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Felix Fastenrath - Corporate Design

Felix

Corporate Design

Felix

Corporate Design

Hi, I’m Felix and I study Strategic Innovation in Wuppertal. I’m part of the marketing and corporate design team at Taste of Malawi. I’m involved in the planning and execution of our look and feel and our communications. This encompasses print and above all our website. I help at Taste of Malawi because I like using my skills and seeing what they can do. While doing so, I like to try new things and to learn from my fellow team members.
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Lisa Schumacher - Human Resources

Lisa

Human Resources

Lisa Schumacher - Human Resources

Lisa

Human Resources

Hey, I’m Lisa. I’ve spent one year in Malawi doing volunteer work, ever since then it’s my second home and I am so very happy that I have the opportunity to work in this motivated team. 
My responsibilities at Taste of Malawi are the recruitment and co-ordination of volunteers for our European staff as well as international and Malawian volunteers that support our centre in Lilongwe.
I am currently doing a double degree in Marseille, France, so my favourite things to do are going to the beach or going for a hike in a national park near Marseille.
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Anna Drosd - Design

Anna

Design

Anna Drosd - Design

Anna

Design

Hey, I’m Anna Sophie, a fashion designer, bespoke tailor, cutter, draper and patternmaker. I’m part of the design team of Taste of Malawi and advise the school in professional questions. I was immediately appealed by Taste of Malawi for three reasons: it is a project that addresses my craft, I spent a year in Malawi as a volunteer between 2009 and 2010 and I love the idea of women being supported in setting up their own business. It is a huge difference whether you have to learn something on your own or if you are trained by someone.
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Julia Mergenschröer - Fundraising

Julia

Fundraising

Julia Mergenschröer - Fundraising

Julia

Fundraising

Hello everyone, my name is Julia and I study Social Sciences in Cologne. When I first heard about Taste of Malawi I immediately liked the idea of young people supporting women in Malawi on their way to independence and to point to a sustainable and fair consumerism at the same time. My duties as a member of the fundraising team are collecting donations and generating sponsorships. It’s fun and life-enriching to be part of this international team.
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Julia Köring - Human Resources

Julia

Human Resources

Julia Köring - Human Resources

Julia

Human Resources

My Name is Julia and I study International Management in Marseille. I got to know Taste of Malawi through Lisa and Jesus. They talked about the project with such love and excitement that I immediately knew I wanted to become part of this team. I give heart because I believe in chance and gender equality and I know that we can really make a difference with Taste of Malawi.
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Pia Ballerstaedt - Marketing

Pia

Marketing

Pia Ballerstaedt - Marketing

Pia

Marketing

Hi, I am Pia, 25 years old and member of Taste of Malawi for nearly 3 years. After 2,5 years as Head of Social Media, I now switched to fundraising. I give heart because the project supports important values and offer equal chances to everyone. Further, the exchange with Malawi is super interesting and a great opportunity to learn more about another culture.
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Konstantin Balthes - Management and Educational

Konstantin

Management and Educational

Konstantin Balthes - Management and Educational

Konstantin

Management and Educational

Hi, I’m Konstantin and I’m studying Management in Mannheim. At Taste of Malawi, I’m in charge of the strategic development of the organisation. I give heart because I’m convinced that working hand in hand on the same level, we can really make a change.
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Bettina Schmutz - Textile design

Bettina

Design

Bettina Schmutz - Textile design

Bettina

Design

Hey, I’m Bettina! I’m a tailor and fashion designer and I’m freelancing for diverse theatre productions. At Taste of Malawi, I support Anna at tailoring prototypes for new designs and at checking the quality of our products. I liked the project immediately, as I was looking for a way to use my craft to help other women. The project has great values and I like the cultural exchange within the team and with Malawi, of course!
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Siobhan Smith - Web design

Siobhán

Web design

Siobhan Smith - Web design

Siobhán

Web design

Hi, I’m Siobhán and I am from the UK. I have recently finished my MA in International Relations at Leiden University in the Netherlands. I became a part of the team through Lisa and I help Felix out on the Website team. I have volunteered at other NGOs across Europe and the US, however not one as unique and important as ToM. I am happy to be able to contribute to a project that promotes both gender equality and responsible fashion.
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Elena Kolb - Design

Elena

Design

Elena Kolb - Design

Elena

Design

Hey, my name is Elena. In Hamburg I just finished my master craftsman’s diploma for mens costumes and bespoke tailoring. At Taste of Malawi I am part of the design team, preparing the fashion collection for the production in Africa. I give heart because I want to empower women having the chance to live their own independent lifes. This starts with a good training and workplace.
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Anne Pleuser - Human Resources

Anne

Human Resources

Anne Pleuser - Human Resources

Anne

Human Resources

Hi! I am Anne and I support Taste of Malawi in the Human Resources Team. Our main tasks are the coordination of the volunteers coming to our project, as well as the recruitment of new members for the Offsite Team. Due to my studies in geography I have always discussed development cooperation critically. I appreciate this reflective attitude which I also find in the Taste of Malawi Team a lot and I enjoy working in such a motivated Team very much. The exchange of knowledge doesn’t stay one-sided, because mutual learning builds the core of the project!
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Simon Becker - Logistics

Simon

Logistics

Simon Becker - Logistics

Simon

Logisitcs

Hi, I'm Simon and I'm studying geography in Cologne. At Taste of Malawi, I take care of logistics-related issues. During my stays in Malawi, I learned to love and appreciate the country and its people. I think the project is great because we offer women complete training, which then enables them to become financially independent. At Taste of Malawi, I particularly love that we have an intercultural work environment in which we can learn a lot from each other.
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Audrey Knoll - Accounting

Audrey

Accounting

Audrey Knoll - Accounting

Audrey

Accounting

Hi, I’m Audrey and I am studying multinational management and business analytics at the University of Pennsylvania. At Taste of Malawi I’m helping out with the accounting team. I give heart because I believe in economic empowerment for women and eradicating poverty.
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Maximilian Lehn - Logistics

Max

Logistics

Maximilian Lehn - Logistics

Max

Logistics

Hi, I'm Max and I'm studying cultural economics (English: International Cultural and Business Studies) in Passau. At Taste of Malawi, I am part of the logistics team with Simon, so I take care of the coordination and transport of the products produced in the project. I put my heart and soul into Taste of Malawi because I want everyone to have the same opportunities in life and I find it impressive what international and intercultural cooperation can achieve.
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Nadja Mühlhäuser - Marketing

Nadja

Marketing

Nadja Mühlhäuser - Marketing

Nadja

Marketing

Hey, my name is Nadja. After spending my practical semester (Social Work) with Taste of Malawi, I fell in love with this awesome project and its people. Now I'm part of the Social Media Team, trying to give you a nice insight of our work and the wonderful people in our team!
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Freia Hartenbach - Marketing

Freia

Marketing

Freia Hartenbach - Marketing

Freia

Marketing

Hi, I'm Freia and I'm a Marketing Manager in Berlin. At Taste of Malawi I am responsible for the social media presence. We feed you the latest stories from Malawi to bring you closer to the project and the team in Malawi. Why the whole thing? I firmly believe that we all deserve the same opportunities in life and I want to stand up for and get involved. Oh, and the team is of course brilliant to work with!
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Richard - Accounting

Richard

Accounting

Richard - Accounting

Richard

Accounting

Hi, I'm Richard and I'm currently on a gap year after studying economics and geography in Heidelberg. At Taste of Malawi I take care of the bookkeeping and help with web design whenever possible. After visiting Ethiopia on a similar project, I became aware of the relatively short expenditure of time that we can use to achieve great things for the local people in Africa. The Taste of Malawi project is taking a great independent approach in Malawi and I am excited to be part of it!
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Previous Members

Katrin Lutz - Sales

Katrin

Sales

Katrin Lutz - Sales

Katrin

Sales

Hi! I’m Katrin and I study Medicine in Regensburg, Germany. At Taste of Malawi I am responsible for sales and I also represent our project at festivals and other events. I give heart because everyone deserves equal rights and the chance to make the best out of their lives.
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Jonas Casper - Accounting

Jonas

Accounting

Jonas Casper - Accounting

Jonas

Accounting

Hi! I’m Jonas and I study economics in Goettingen, Germany. At Taste of Malawi, I am responsible for accounting, legal and administrative matters as well as fund-raising. I give heart because it is not only a fair and honest project, but also a sustainable.
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Lucía Cabrera Miquel - Human resources

Lucía

Human resources

Lucía Cabrera Miquel - Human resources

Lucía

Human resources

Hi! I am Lucía and I study International Business in Marseille, France. At Taste of Malawi I am in the Human resources team, where I’m in charge of the structuring of our European team and of the recruitment of new team members. I give heart because it’s time to prioritise women and give them the rightful place they have in our society. This is why I fight for women’s empowerment; one of the keys for the development of our societies, not only at a political or economic level but also in terms of ethics and rights.
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Jesus Urios Culiañez - Human resources

Jesus

Human resources

Jesus Urios Culiañez - Human resources

Jesus

Human resources

Hello everyone, my name is Jesus. Currently, I am doing a double degree in International Business both in Valencia, Spain, and in Marseille, France. My current duties at Taste of Malawi are looking for new volunteers, helping ongoing recruitments and supporting current volunteers. I give heart because we can contribute for a better future.
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Mareike Lummer - Public Relations

Mareike

Public Relations

Mareike Lummer - Public Relations

Mareike

Public Relations

Hi, I’m Mareike! I work as a marketing expert at a social media consultancy in Berlin. At Taste of Malawi, I write texts for the website and press releases. I also translate them so we can reach an international audience, but the main reason is that this way, our friends in Malawi can understand what we say about the project. I give heart because it’s important to support these women on their life-changing way to independence!
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Charlotte Carstens - Web design

Charlotte

Web design

Charlotte Carstens - Web design

Charlotte

Web design

Hi, I‘m Charlotte and I study medicine in Regensburg. At Taste of Malawi I work in the web site and marketing team. I give heart, because I want everyone to get the same chances in life that most people in Europe take for granted. It is also wonderful to see how well people from different countries can work together!
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Maximilian Dammer - Accounting

Max

Accounting

Maximilian Dammer - Accounting

Max

Accounting

Hi, my name is Maximilian and I study International Business Administration in Marseille. Together with Jonas, I am responsible for accounting and finance matters. I also support Konstantin in his work on internal training. I give heart because I like the intercultural exchange across different continents and at the same time we are able to lay the foundation for the financial independence of many people in Malawi.
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Julia Hess - Fundraising

Julia

Fundraising

Julia Hess - Fundraising

Julia

Fundraising


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