Having an academic background in social sciences, Nele specialized in the field of migration and particularly in forced migration. She worked in the German public service assisting asylum seekers to integrate into the labor market.

She strongly believes that everyone should be able to lead a self-determined life and  employment plays a significant part. Witnessing the injustice and discrimination people are facing before, during and after their journey,  Nele feels it is time for her to take action on a larger scale. Hence she resigned her job and signed up for the Social Innovation Management program to increase her impact on the long run.

Besides her interest in migration she also deeply cares about human rights in general, female empowerment, environmental protection and (political) education. She enjoys long walks in nature, reading in her hammock and engaging in conversations with people from all parts of the world.