Raphaela grew up in a multicultural environment between German and Italian culture. She is a graduate in the Double Degree Bachelor Program in German-Latinamerican Business Administration from the Münster School of Business and in Negocios Internacionales from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. She is currently studying a MSc. in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets at Maastricht University in cooperation with the United Nations University – UNU-MERIT. She has lived, studied and worked for several years in Colombia, in the Public Sector. Furthermore, she worked at the Lufthansa Group and has recently been promoted within the Academy. She speaks 6 languages and has a widespread field of interests, but she is strongly passionate about topics revolving around Latin America, Socioeconomic Development and International Relations. Besides being a hardworking and dedicated person she loves to embrace her active social life, dance and play music!