Born and raised in Austria, Elisabeth fell in love with Rome at an early age an has been living in the eternal city on and off since 2007. Before joining JRS as the Foundations and Major Donors Officer in 2017, Elisabeth worked as a Rural Development Consultant with the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
She holds degrees in Political Sciences, and Human Development and Food Security from the University of Vienna/Austria, and the University Roma Tre/Italy respectively. During her studies she specialized in migration, and agricultural development, and the inter-linkages between the two, putting particular emphasis on gender issues.
Elisabeth is very passionate about innovation and enjoys creative brainstorming sessions. In her free time, she likes “making things” such as furniture, lighting fixtures and cake.