SIM Alumni

Kristin Gaensicke

Kristin is from Germany but sees India as her chosen second home country. Travelling and experiencing different cultures, she started observing how positive social behaviors could transform societies and address challenges. Studying political science gave her insight into national and international relations and obstacles to social change. Academically Kristin researched international relations, democracy promotion and development cooperation, focusing on discriminated groups. Her passion for the inclusion of persons with disabilities started several years back, when she volunteered with different kinds with disabilities on educational weekends and 2-week holidays. She has a vast knowledge about the needs and rights of persons with disabilities as well as excluding factors and reasons for discrimination. She seeks to build her career of meaning and impact in this field.