Rainer brings with him polling experience from 25 election campaigns in Europe and Australasia. A solution-finder that will discover any risk, chance or problem by way of quantitative research methods, he’s not only the head chef de cuisine in Jana’s kitchen, where he is in charge of whipping up unconventional dishes for her kids, but also one of the most loyal SV Waldhof Mannheim fans around – he’s been going to the club’s football matches since the 80’s.
Jana has been demonstrating the value of qualitative research for clear strategic directives for over a decade. She is also responsible for developing and testing campaigns and ideas. Whatever leaves her lab will work. This crafty feminist loves making unique handiwork creations with Rainer’s kids and going to the spa – as long as she doesn’t run into any clients or colleagues there.
Matthias is no classic number cruncher - he’s interested in the arguments and explanations behind the data. He has got an eye for detail without ever losing sight of the big picture. Matthias came to Berlin because of techno and politics. He’s since then evolved into a Lindy Hop dancer – at least that is what his new haircut will have you believe.
Leonie is seriously into numbers, which explains why she’s always able to maintain an overview of even extensive data sets. She is always exploring new perspectives both in data analysis and in trips around the world. Leonie always keeps an eye on benchmarks and never works without a system: So far, she has crossed 28 of 79 destinations off her travel bucket list.
Very eager for complex data analysis and has a weakness for statistics. Knows from jogging exercise that numbers fluctuate just like mileage – the long-run strategy will thrive in the end. At the office, too, he cannot hide his leaning towards perfectionism. If something does not go smoothly, he listens to Molly Nilsson and goes back to work.
Andrina listens carefully, observes and pays attention to details while interviewing. With her knowledge of qualitative research she gets to the bottom of everything. Apart from working, she spends her time with art and rap music.
Likes to investigate data and is always interested in new methods and perspectives. Does not shy away from the combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. Thinks strategically, not only in board/card games with friends.
Selina is good at organizing and likes to keep track of complex issues. She rather deals with qualitative data, especially biographies and in-depth interviews, than quantitative data. Discovered her interest in politics and society as a teenager. Her taste in music has changed over the years, but she still likes to go to punk concerts. She can't live without books, nature and chocolate.
Developed a passion for languages and cultures from an early age, fuelled by her bilingual childhood. Interested in politics since her young years - used to go to demos and conferences, now in the office. Travels and dances at any given opportunity. Talks a lot, laughs loudly and loves good food.
Emilia is preparing for a career in political research and has a passion for statistics. Even in her free time she prefers a mental over a physical workout. She loves videogames and british Indie Music.
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