Astrid Schmid heads the AAI team, represents the AAI in several committees and boards, and is in charge of networking with partners and contact with sponsors. Astrid studied Political Science in Salzburg and Paris. For the last three years she managed the One World Scholarship program and was active in the field of civic education.
astrid.schmid (at) aai-salzburg.at
0043 (0) 662/841413-11
Education and Project Manager
Katharina Niedermayr is in charge of the educational programme and public relations at the AAI since March 2016. She is responsible for the conception, development and implementation of the educational programme as well as the press and PR work. Katharina studied Political Science and European Union Studies in Salzburg, Hong Kong, Delhi, La Réunion and Beijing with main emphasis on development and gender equality policy issues. After her studies, she gained valuable working experience at the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission. The intercultural and interreligious exchanges are of particular interest to her.
Study and Counselling Manager
Yvonne Kaisinger is responsible for student counseling and support of the “One World Scholarship” program. Apart from this counseling function, she also organizes workshops for students, helps with (re-)integration and supports the network of alumni. Yvonne studied English and Biology in Salzburg and at the University of Maine. She recently successfully defended her dissertation in Anglophone postcolonial literature. Currently, she also teaches at the university and volunteers for social and environmental organizations.
0043 (0) 662/841413-12
Valentine works as an assistant at the AAI since February 2017 and fills in for Carolina. She is responsible for administrative tasks like the database maintenance and managing the press and other archives. Furthermore, she contributes to the preparation and organization of events and projects. Valentine studies English and American Studies, Spanish and French and German as a Second and Foreign Language. She has participated in different social initiatives and is particularly interested in sustainability issues.
Carolina works as an assistant at the AAI since January 2016. She is responsible for administrative tasks like the database maintenance and managing the press and other archives. Furthermore, she contributes to the preparation and organization of events and projects. Carolina studied Translation and Interpreting in Spain, her working languages are Spanish, English and French. She has also several years of experience as a language teacher and translator / interpreter and has participated in different social initiatives and NPOs with emphasis in socio-political aspects of Latin America and Spain.
(currently on maternity leave)
Elke Giacomozzi is currently on maternity leave.