Team

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.

Rainer Faus

managing partner
Jana Faus Mitarbeiterinportrait

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.

Jana Faus

managing partner
Leonie Schulz Mitarbeiterinportrait

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.

Leonie Schulz

senior consultant
Simon Storks Mitarbeiterportrait

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.

Simon Storks

senior consultant
Lutz Ickstadt Mitarbeiterportrait

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.

Lutz Ickstadt

consultant
Lina Ludwig Mitarbeiterinportrait

Prefers language and stories to numbers and stats. Will press for answers until she genuinely understands the issue at hand. Has a background in cultural sciences and social psychology and is particularly interested in lived experiences, societal trends and common-sense reasoning. Has previously researched knife crime and the Metropolitan Police at UCL – and still loves true crime podcasts and English breakfast tea.

Lina Ludwig

Consultant
Charlotte Faltas Mitarbeiterinportrait
Is passionate about science & research and about applying findings in a practical manner. Likes to keep the international perspective in mind, loves interdisciplinarity and new angles. Enjoys immersing herself in people, language and society. Drinks gallons of coffee. Likes to get philosophical. And is on the record saying: “Freddy Mercury is the greatest artist of all time. Change my mind.”

Charlotte Faltas

consultant
Lennart Hagemeyer Mitarbeiterportrait

Is convinced that the spoken word tells more about people than numbers and graphs. Nevertheless, he acknowledges the value of statistical correlations – for instance when he analyses to which extent international news channels broadcast propagandistic content as in his PhD-project. Sometimes he also wonders if there is a correlation between his pasta addiction and his cycling-performance.

Lennart Hagemeyer

consultant

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.

Selina Alin

project management
Lukas Bernhard Mitarbeiterportrait

Gets excited about a variety of topics and enjoys learning new things. After studying in Stuttgart and Mainz he has moved to Berlin, for love. Born in the Allgäu, in the South of Germany, he still misses the mountains sometimes.

Lukas Bernhard

consultant

Not only wants to observe political discourse, but to explore it strategically - even when this means, breaking out of her own bubble.  Qualitative or quantitative? It's all in the mix! For her finding the right balance sometimes lies in playing video games. First and foremost the Sims, where she spends hours building her dream houses.

Emilia Willems

consultant
Rena Schaffranke Mitarbeiterinportrait

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.

Rena Schaffranke

office management
Nadja Dobler Mitarbeiterinportrait

Passionate about feminism. So much that she is currently doing her Master's in Gender, Intersectionality and Politics at the FU Berlin. Is practically minded, but thinks scientific theory is at least as exciting. Manager of the snack drawer and therefore secretly the most influential person in the office.

Nadja Dobler

office management

Moving away from theory and towards practice. After completing his bachelor's degree in international relations, he now wants to find out whether his future lies in research. An active supporter during office hours, he hangs out in cafés, bouldering centers, or at techno events in his free time.

Jona Kaiser

Trainee
Passionate about politics, psychology, communication science, and data. Firmly believes that solutions to political challenges require an interdisciplinary and social scientific approach. Whenever you don’t see him listening to a podcast, you’ll find him watching a play or perusing a poem over a cup of coffee.

Luke Fischer

Trainee