Our TEAM Our Mission

The German Society is a student society run by mostly postgraduate students at Cambridge. It is our mission to break down barriers, connect people and foster international understanding.

MEET THE TEAM

None of our efforts would be possible without the keen dedication and passion of our committee. The German Society is a student-run society with most of the committee members completing postgraduate and PhD degrees in STEM, Medicine, Economics, Achaeology, History and Classics at Cambridge. Each one of us is driven by the prospect of promoting multilateral exchange, breaking down barriers and creating a platform for the mutual exchange of creative ideas.

Kaya Dreesbeimdiek

-President-

Kaya Dreesbeimdiek

Kaya is a PhD student at the Engineering Department conducting research on resilience analysis of hospital systems. She holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Political Science from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and an Honours Degree in Technology Management from the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). Prior to starting her PhD, Kaya received an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management from the University of Cambridge. She is an enthusiastic mountaineer and runner.

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-President-

Daniel Kottmann

Daniel is a PhD student at the Department of Medicine where he works on understanding how lung cancer develops and tries to identify new therapeutic strategies. He holds a B.Sc. in Molecular Medicine from the University of Freiburg with an exchange year at the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.Phil. in Translational Biomedical Research from the University of Cambridge. Daniel is interested in medical innovation and new technologies for healthcare. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, and he enjoys swimming and running in his free time. 

Konstantin Hemker

-Treasurer-

Konstantin Hemker

Konstantin is a current MPhil and incoming PhD student in the Computer Science Department, where he researches Machine Learning interpretability for cancer medicine. Prior to moving to Cambridge, he worked as a Senior Data Scientist at BCG, focussing on drug yield optimisation for pharmaceutical companies. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Imperial College London and an undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics. Besides his studies, Konstantin is passionate about playing Football, Tennis, Cycling, and Rowing, as well as playing the Cello.

Jos Torge

-Secretary-

Jos Torge

Jos is an undergraduate computer science student at Trinity College. Before he started studying, he attended a boarding school for gifted students in Germany, where he was able to combine his various interests such as playing the piano, music theory, politics, calisthenics and, of course, computer science. In addition to his studies, which are generously supported by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation), he conducts research in the field of machine learning and is involved in various societies. 

Maximilian Elsen

-Events Officer-

Maximilian Elsen

Max is a PhD candidate at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge, where his research focuses on sustainable innovation and the environmental impact of organisations. Before coming to Cambridge, Max studied in Germany, China, the United States and the United Kingdom. He earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from RWTH Aachen University and further holds Master’s degrees in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University and in Business Analytics from University College London. In his free time, Max enjoys going for a run along the Cam and spending time with friends. He is always happy to connect with fellow students and is excited about the events lined up!

MaximilianExler

-Events Officer-

Maximilian Georg Exler

Maximilian is a PhD student in Financial Economics at Clare College. His studies focus on portfolio risk management in times of high uncertainty. Prior to his doctorate, he worked as a strategy consultant with a focus on corporate finance advisory for several years. He holds an undergraduate degree in International Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and an MPhil in Real Estate Finance from University of Cambridge. Maximilian is an equestrian and winter sports enthusiast and very much enjoys music, particularly Jazz.

Greta Markert

-Events Officer-

Greta Markert

Greta is a first year PhD student in Medical Sciences at the Cancer Institute CRUK and originally from the black forest region. In her research, she is working on protein-protein interactions, especially for those proteins that are frequently mutated in cancer. Prior to this, she studied Chemistry (M.Sc.) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.Sc.) at ETH Zurich with a focus on computational drug discovery. She has previous internship experience in the field of patents and consulting.
In addition to her research, she enjoys playing squash, swimming, and discovering Cambridge.

Yoshi Eschen

-Marketing & Outreach Officer-

Yoshi Eschen

Yoshi grew up in Berlin and currently – when not in Cambridge – lives n Wiesbaden. She is a second year undergraduate in physical natural sciences at Murray Edwards College.

Recently, she is working in a tutoring start-up called Haydee!. To clear her head, Yoshi is a competitive swimmer (Cambridge Blues Team) and enjoys passing on her experience in swimming lessons and training for her club.

Raymond Chen

-Marketing & Outreach Officer-

Raymond Chen

Raymond is from Frankfurt and currently studying the MPhil in Energy Technologies at King’s College, which is funded generously by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with the aim to develop and use sustainable technologies to contribute to climate change mitigation. He did his undergraduate studies in Physics at the Technical University of Munich and worked in the student initiative Enactus Munich on resolving the Sargassum algae plague in the Caribbean. In his free time, Raymond enjoys going for a run, discovering Cambridge, and improvising on the piano and is always excited about the next event.

Michael Schneider

-Social Officer-

Michael Schneider

Michael joined the University of Cambridge as a PhD candidate in Medical Sciences and recipient of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. In his research at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, he is developing computational tools to identify genetic biomarkers to create more personalized cancer treatments. Prior to his PhD, Michael completed his undergraduate studies at the LMU Munich and TU Munich, studying Psychology, Computer Science, and Physics. Later, he obtained an MSc in Bioinformatics from Imperial College London. He is an active member of the Darwin College MCR. Michael enjoys being on the water and exploring nature in his free time. He is an outgoing person who likes to spend evenings with friends and meet new people.

Kilian Bachmair

-Speakers Officer-

Kilian Bachmair

Kilian is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics; his research is on the effect of the LIBOR manipulation scandal on financial markets. In addition to his research, he is passionate about history, politics and current affairs. In his spare time, Kilian enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, travelling and sports – especially tennis and squash as well as outdoor adventure sports such as hiking, kayaking and paragliding.

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-Speakers Officer-

Marc Oeller

Marc is a PhD student in Chemistry at the Centre for Misfolding Diseases. The centre is mainly concerned with the biophysical principles underlying diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. He studied Chemistry as an undergraduate at the University in Bonn. Marc co-founded the Young Alliance Against Multiple System Atrophy (www.yamsa.net), a charitable organisation that is conducting research into and working on public awareness of the disease multiple system atrophy, a more severe variant of Parkinson’s Disease. In his pastime Marc plays Volleyball for the University and enjoys going to the movies.

JanaStrauß

-Sponsorship Officer-

Jana Strauß

Jana is currently a visiting researcher at the Institute for Manufacturing where she will also start her PhD in Engineering in October 2021. Prior to this, she will finish her postgraduate in ‘Finance & Information Management’ with a focus on Analytics & Digital Business at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Apart from her main interest in Information Systems research, Jana is passionate about the exploration of ideas and has participated in a number of related activities such as the HILTI Global IT Competition 2019. She loves to explore life in other countries and has also lived in Australia, the USA, and Mexico prior und during her studies. In her spare time, she enjoys to challenge herself in the outdoors by doing endurance sports such as cycling, hiking and wild water kayaking.

 

Jessica Horn

-Sponsorship Officer-

Jessica Horn

Jessica joined the University of Cambridge as a PhD candidate in Engineering in 2022. In her research, she focuses on technologies such as AR, VR and robotics and how they can improve the performance of humans and machines in manufacturing.

Before her PhD, Jessica worked for the Boston Consulting Group as a consultant for two years. In addition, she earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Mannheim (Germany), as well as an M.Sc. in Strategic Marketing from Imperial College London. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and technology and enjoys reading, working out and meeting new people from various cultural backgrounds in her free time.

 

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APPLY FOR COMMITTE POSITIONS

The German Society offers a wide range of opportunities to become involved in many areas and to get to know prominent figures from politics, business and culture.  Take the opportunity to expand your network and extracurricular experience in a dynamic team! We advertise vacancies on our facebook page, but you can also send an unsolicited application for one of our committee positions. We are looking forward to see you on our AGM.