Sandra is a Master of Public Policy candidate at Hertie School of Governance. She holds a B.A. in European Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, where she also developed her interest in the third sector. Sandra has professional experience in the non-profit sector, where she worked for foundations, initiatives and NGOs. She further gained academic experience in teaching and researching at university. Whereas her BA focus has been on post-soviet civil society and civic actors in promoting democracy, she will focus her Master thesis on German foundations, looking into foundation dynamics and the role of innovation. At SEFORIS, she is responsible for data collection in Germany.
Alexandra Ioan is a Research Assistant at the Hertie School of Governance. She has graduated from the Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in 2014 and is currently pursuing the PhD in Governance. She also holds a BA in Communication and PR from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest and an MA in Public Policy and Public Management from the University of Bucharest. Her professional experience relies on the work conducted with several Romanian and international NGOs and foundations in areas mostly related to non-formal education. Among others, she has worked with organizations such as the New Horizons Foundation, the CODECS Foundation for Leadership, the Expedition Inside Culture Association, the Hertie Foundation and Ashoka Germany. As a result of her activity within civil society, she is particularly interested in the development and impact of third sector organizations and social enterprises, as well as in inter-sectoral collaboration in solving social issues.
Dr Miriam Wolf is a Postdoc at Hertie School of Governance. She holds a M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the LMU Munich, as well as a Master in Sustainable Resource Management from the TU Munich and recently completed her PhD in Organizational Theory and Innovation Policy at Leeds University Business School. Her research focuses on social enterprises and governance in new forms of organizations that cut across policy, business and society and aim to address social or environmental issues. Before joining academia she has worked as a project manager in natural resource management and in development cooperation.
Dr Johanna Mair is a Professor of Organization, Management and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Academic Editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. From 2001 to 2011 she served on the Strategic Management faculty at IESE Business School. She has held a visiting position at INSEAD, the Harvard Business School and teaches regularly at the Harvard Kennedy School and earned her Ph.D. in Management from INSEAD (France). Her research focuses on how novel organizational and institutional arrangements generate economic and social development and the role of innovation in this process. She is the co-editor of three books and has published in leading academic journal. Johanna Mair acts as a Vice Chair for the World Economic Forums Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation and advices policy makers and foundations on the topic of social innovation. She serves on the boards of leading foundations, impact investors and social enterprises.