Svenja Rudolph holds a Bachelor of Arts in Latin-American Studies and Economics from the University of Cologne. At the Hertie School, she focused on climate and sustainable development policy. Svenja spent an exchange semester at the Universidad de La Habana in Cuba and completed different internships and voluntary work abroad. She is a fellow of the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft. During her studies, Svenja developed a special interest in and knowledge of the Latin American region. She gained professional experience with public institutions in the field of international cooperation and development (the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the German development agency GIZ, the German Embassy in Mexico), as well as in the non-profit sector through her engagement with SOS Children’s Villages International. Currently, she is working for the independent think tank adelphi, where she focuses on climate change adaptation and green finance.
Master’s thesis title
Selling resilience to the poor: A social impact analysis of private natural disaster insurance in the Global South