Our Team

Samantha Ruppel

Our consultant and Powerwoman in Frankfurt am Main

Consultant, trainer and co-founder, peace researcher, mediator and lecturer - that’s Samantha.

She loves working with people who want to self-develop. Samantha uses creativity and humour to help them push their own limits.

Samantha studied political sciences (BA and MA) and ethnology (MA). She is currently writing her dissertation on peace and conflict research. She has experience of working with NGOs, institutions and universities both in Germany and abroad.

Samantha’s key expertise:
  • Peacebuilding and conflict transformation
  • Power (Im-)Balances in cooperations
  • Migration and diversity
  • International Organizations
samantha.ruppel@researchconsult.eu             Find Samantha on LinkedIn

Alena Sander

Our consultant and Powerwoman in Brussels

Alena is a co-founder, consultant and trainer, social scientist, womens’ rights activist and mother.

She loves working with people who think outside the box and who dare to ask challenging questions

Alena studied Communication Science (BA) and Global Studies (MA), and is currently doing her PhD in Political Science. She has experience of working with international organisations, NGOs and companies both in Germany and abroad. 

Alenas‘ key expertise:
  • Gender and womens’ rights
  • Participation and civil society
  • Development and North/South relations
  • Leadership and partnership
alena.sander@researchconsult.eu                      Find Alena on LinkedIn

Lucas Steinbach

Our freelancer in Canterbury

Consultant, analyst and motivated – that is Lucas.

He loves working with people that think critically and aim for a fairer world. Creative and passionate in scientific working and his research.

He studied political science (BA) and is deepening his knowledge in the Master programme ‘Terrorism and Security’ in Canterbury (UK).

In the past he worked for his volunteering organisation in the fields of ‘global learning’, north – south relationships and international dependence.

Lucas' key expertise:
  • Security and Terrorism
  • Liberal international order
  • Global interdependence
  • Intercultural understanding
Find Lucas on LinkedIn