Former Team Members

Franziska Krasemann

M. Sc. in Sustainable Development
B. Sc. in Human Geography

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics
Working Group Behavior
Working Group Internal Processes

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

F. Krasemann

Areas of Expertise & Interest

Research Expertise:
Environmental and Earth System Governance | Global Climate Justice | Global Climate Assessments | Sustainability Research | Inclusion & Stakeholder Participation

Research Interests:
Political and Spiritual Ecology | Worldviews | Mindfulness | Transformational Leadership | Ecosystem Services | Sustainable City Development | Nature-based Practices & Solutions | Decarbonization & Degrowth | Transdisciplinary Action Research

Other skills:
Experimental outdoor education and self-development through nature-based practices

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

11/2018 − 12/2019

RESEARCH SCIENTIST AND PROJECT MANAGER at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ in Leipzig (DE)

09/2016 − 11/2016

SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT in the area of integrated and sustainable area development & management for Utrecht University and Utrecht Science Park (NL)

04/2013 − 08/2015

STUDENT WORKER in the Geography Department at Philipps University in Marburg (DE)

08/2012 − 12/2012

SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT in Sustainable Purchasing for Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (IL, USA)

09/2010 − 05/2011

PROJECT MANAGER in Strategic Corporate Planning & Finance at Advanced Energy Solutions Group in Carbondale (IL, USA)

02/2010 − 08/2010

OUTDOOR PROGRAM AID & INSTRUCTOR at Touch of Nature in Carbondale (IL, USA)

10/2008 − 01/2010


05/2007 − 08/2008

FINANCIAL ADVISOR ASSISTANT at Daily & Company in Plainfield (IL, USA)

08/2005 − 04/2007

FINANCIAL ADVISOR ASSISTANT at Manner Scroggins Financial Services, Ltd. in Joliet (IL, USA)

09/2001 − 07/2005

TRAINEE & PERSONAL BANKER at Deutsche Bank in Fürth and Coburg (DE)


09/2015 − 09/2018

Utrecht University (NL) and University Leipzig (DE), Joint International M. Sc. in Sustainable Development, Specialization: Earth System Governance (“with distinction”)

04/2013 − 09/2015

Philipps University Marburg (DE) with a major in Human Geography and a minor in Public Law (“with distinction”)

06/2012 – 12/2012

Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, USA) with a major in Human Geography and a minor in Sustainability Studies

09/2008 – 04/2010

John A. Logan College (Carterville, USA), Associate of Arts

09/2001 – 01/2004

Staatliche Berufsschule II in Coburg (DE), Associate of Applied Science in Banking


04/2017 – 05/2017

Deutscher Bundestag, Parliamentary Office of Daniela Kolbe, M.d.B., Berlin

08/2014 − 10/2014

City of Leipzig, Department of Sustainable and Integrated City Planning


2013 – 2018

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (full-ride scholarship)

2010, 2012, 2014

Honor Student Award

Conferences & Seminars


Participated at Earth System Governance Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands


Presented research results at Earth System Governance Conference in Lund, Sweden


Performed qualitative research at COP 23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany

2015, 2016

Designed, organized, and lead 3-day “Sustainability & You” seminars at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany

Participated at Summer University of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany


Participated at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference in Los Angeles, USA

Other seminar trainings: Train-the-Trainer | Non-violent & Conflict-free Communication | Communication & Rhetoric | The Political System of Germany

Socio-political engagement

09/2016 – 08/2017

Educational Committee, Utrecht University, Netherlands

04/2013 – 07/2014

Student Representatives & Faculty Council, Philipps University Marburg, Germany

08/2012 – 12/2012

Student Environmental Council & PowerShift Activist, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA


Volunteering in orphanage and organic farm in Nepal and India (during solo world trip from 06/2011 − 06/2012)