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Barbara Walder, 
Global Director of Student Life

Barbara Walder is the Global Director of Student Life and the City Director for Berlin. She has been with Minerva since 2016 and is responsible for setting up the Minerva infrastructure, building relationships with academic institutions, and initiating civic partnerships in Berlin, Taipei, Seoul, Hyderabad, and London.

She is an economist, leadership training expert, qualified coach, and certified project manager and has lived overseas for fifteen years working in education and professional development in Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. She has experience in intercultural competence, project management, and team collaboration and development skills. Recently, Barbara has taken the responsibility to nurture sustainability at Minerva and is continuously driven by solving problems in new and humble ways.