The board

 

 

Sarah Schmidt

 

Sarah Schmidt - Chair

 

is a graduate engineer (physics) and is doing her doctorate in Trondheim (Norway) on the topic of sustainable consumption and energy consumption.

She has been volunteering in Latin America since 2007 and is a co-founder of the Puente Nica eV association

 

As the central contact person for the work of Puente Nica eV, she has headed the association since 2012.

                     

Contact: s.schmidt (at) puentenica.com

 

 

 

 

Verena

 

Verena Prinz - Deputy Chair, Book Bus Coordination

 

2012-2013 spent a voluntary social year in the Casita del Árbol in Tipitapa, became an active member of the association one year after her return and has been on the board since 2016.

 

She is primarily the contact person for the book bus project.

After the Bachelor in Cultural Studies she is currently studying the master in cultural management and cultural education in Mönchengladbach.

 

Contact: v.prinz (at) puentenica.com

 

 

 

 

Marcello Perez

 

Dr. Marcello Pérez - Press Maintenance, coordination of public relations

 

works as an assistant professor at the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg in the field of development economics.

 

He grew up in Nicaragua and co-founded the Enrique Schmidt scholarship program. As press attendant, he coordinates the association's press and public relations work.

 

Contact: m.perez (at) puentenica.com

 

 

 

 

 

Anja Vigenschow

 

Dr. med. Anja Vigenschow - Secretary, Fundraising Coordination

 

is a doctor and did a voluntary service in the Casita del Árbol from 2011-2012.

Since the foundation of Puente Nicas, she has been the secretary on the board.

 

She is currently responsible for coordinating fundraising activities also the South-North exchange.

 

Contact: a.vigenschow (at) puentenica.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Hempel

 

Simon Hempel - Treasurer

 

is a physiotherapist and lived in Nicaragua for a total of 18 months between 2011 and 2013.

 There he completed a voluntary social year and lived after a short return to Germany

another six months on site.

 

He is co-founder of Puente Nica eV and responsible for the association's finances.

 

Contact: s.hempel (at) puentenica.com