Managing Director of the DKK
Since 2012 Marie-Luise Beck is managing director of the science federation Deutsches Klima-Konsortium. Projects like the online course on climate change in English and German as well as the K3 Conference on climate communication were created under her leadership. Previously, she was responsible for science-policy dialogues in the context of a project at the Freie Universität Berlin on safety and security called „Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit”. From 2000 to 2009 she acted as research assistant and office manager for various Members of Parliament at the Deutsche Bundestag. There, she managed the launch of the parliamentary initiative “Zukunftsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit”, where she is member of the board today. She graduated with Staatsexamen (equivalent to MA) from Biology, German Literature and Pedagogics at the Philipps University, Marburg.
Antonia Scholz is the Management Assistant since 2015. In addition to all organisational and administrative areas, she is also responsible for the event management. Previously, she worked as an assistant to various research area directors at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, and completed her studies in "European Management".
Media and Public Relations
Since mid-September 2016, Elisabeth Weidinger is the contact for Press and Public Relations at the DKK. A communications scientist by training, she is responsible for the various communication tasks of the association of German climate research organisations – from press briefings on the 1.5-degree goal, comprehensible facts for the website to internal communication. She previously worked for the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP at the University of Hamburg. As a freelance journalist, she has worked for various print magazines and online media for over eight years, including Spiegel Online, Zeitcampus and Der Freitag.
Since September 2020, Maximilian Biller is supporting the DKK team as a student assistant. He currently studies political sience and economics at the University of Potsdam. He previously worked at good friends PUBLIC AFFAIRS, where his work focused on German and EU energy and climate politics.
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