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Meet your Recruitment Counselors

Our Recruitment Counselors are assigned to specific territories around the world where you can also meet them at school visits and fairs. Feel free to contact our team members with any question you might have.

Bannour Hadroug

I am originally from a lovely city on the seaside of Tunisia. I studied business management and marketing and have been working in international sales and business development. I sought for an open and international environment which is not driven by financial background, origin or ethnicity, but by tolerance, global understanding and the will to create chances and opportunities for future generations. These are the ideals and values that we, at Jacobs, live, share and promote.

Applicants, parents, and counselors from all over the world, we are happy to support you while you make the right choice for your next academic step. Please feel free to contact us.
Languages I speak (or at least try to): English, German, French, Arabic, Italian

Tel: +49 421 200 4544
Email: b.hadroug [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: Reimar Lüst Hall, Room 252

 

Ango Mwakisu

North America and Africa

I am originally from Tanzania, the beautiful land of Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. I studied at Jacobs University, where I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Communications, Systems and Electronics. When I am not recruiting, I am on the football pitch or singing as a tenor with J-Capella, Jacobs University’s choir.

I am the Regional Manager for Jacobs University’s recruitment activities in North America and Africa. Applicants and counselors from these regions, feel free to contact me.
Languages I speak: English, Swahili, German

Tel: +49 421 200 4216
Email: a.mwakisu [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: Reimar Lüst Hall, 264

 

Cristina Trifon-Calvopiña

Latin America and the Caribbean

I was born in Quito, Ecuador. I left my beloved Andean mountains to come study International Relations at Jacobs in 2010. I am a proud alumna and Jacobs enthusiast.
Afterwards I continued my career in cultural studies and literature, so when I’m not on the road for Jacobs I am most likely reading, learning about people’s stories, or getting riled up about the state of the world. This is why I work in higher education, and why I am drawn to a place like Jacobs University, where minds of the world gather to listen to each other and understand.

I am the Regional Manager in charge of applicants from Latin America and the Caribbean. Applicants and counselors from this side of the world, feel free to contact me with any questions.
Languages I speak: English, Spanish, German

Tel: +49 421 200 4452
Email: c.calvopina [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: Reimar Lüst Hall, 264

 

Sharon Min

South Asia, South East Asia, and Japan

I was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar, otherwise known as “the Golden Land” (referring to the golden pagodas). I studied at Jacobs University, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Social Sciences. When I am not recruiting, I am on the basketball court, cooking up a storm in my kitchen, or training at the Muay Thai gym.

I am the Regional Manager for Jacobs University’s recruitment activities in South Asia, South East Asia, and Japan. Applicants and counselors from these regions, feel free to contact me.
Languages I speak: English and Burmese

Tel: +49 421 200 4218
Email: s.min [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: Reimar Lüst Hall, 263

 

Aylin Krieger

Germany and Western Europe

Bremen is my hometown, but I do also have Turkish roots and lived abroad for a while. I hold an MA degree in Cultural Sciences, Sociology and Labour Studies from the University of Bremen. Before I joined Jacobs I traveled the world for 1.5 years, which led to my second passion besides working in higher education: travel writing and photography. If I am not on the road for Jacobs, you most likely find me hiking somewhere on planet earth doing research for my next travel book.

I am the regional manager for Germany and Western Europe. Applicants and counselors from these regions, feel free to contact me.
Languages I speak: English, German, Spanish

Tel: +49 421 200 4220
Email: a.krieger [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: Reimar Lüst Hall, 286

 

Victoria Fillis

Middle East

I was born in northern Germany and moved to Bremen for my Bachelor’s degree in business studies, where I also continued with my Master’s degree focusing on Marketing. Having Bremen as a base, I love travelling and getting to know new people and different cultures – that’s one of the reasons why I think Jacobs is a great place to work. When I am not working I like to keep myself busy so I love to run a lot, watch football with friends or try out new (vegetarian) food places.

I am the Regional Manager for Middle East - so everyone from this region interested in learning more about Jacobs University feel free to contact me.
Languages I speak: English, German, Spanish, and currently working on my Arabic skills

Tel: +49 421 200 4205
Email: v.fillis [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: Reimar Lüst Hall, 287

 

Tanya Fouché

China

I was born and bred in South Africa. My background brings about an inevitable sensitivity towards certain societal dualities encapsulated by privilege, disadvantage, opportunity, suppressive systems, exploitation and opportunism. Education’s interactive role in a structural enablement to equip one’s mind and to face contemporary challenges, serves as a motivating foundation for my interest and investment aimed at service delivery in the education sector. Education’s enabling effect which qualifies our minds, young and old, and empowers people to face challenges, creates a place of inspiration from which I believe we can move forward together.

I am the Regional Manager in charge of applicants from China, so please contact me if you have any questions.
Languages I speak: English, Afrikaans, Chinese (Putonghua)

Tel: +49 421 - 200 4458
Email: t.fouche [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: Reimer Lüst Hall, 258

 

Peter Tsvetkov

South East Asia, Korea and Taiwan

I am originally from Bulgaria. I’ve been working at Jacobs University since 2007 in various positions, currently as a local representative for South East Asia, Korea and Taiwan. Applicants and counselors from these regions, feel free to contact me.

During my many years at the university, I’ve got to love the green campus, the philosophy and the people!
Languages I speak: English, Bulgarian, Spanish, German

Email: p.tsvetkov [at] jacobs-university.de
 

 

Sofana Rojas

Latin America

I am from Nicaragua, the fascinating land of lakes and volcanoes. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources.
I am passionate about collecting memories, learning from other cultures, being in contact with nature and photography. When I am not recruiting I am most probably traveling around, or watching documentaries/movies about traditions, food and people from other countries around the globe.

I am the local representative for Jacobs University in the Latin American region. Applicants and counselors from this area, please feel free to contact me!
Languages I speak: English, Spanish, Italian

Email: s.rojasvargas [at] jacobs-university.de

 

Sotiria Katinaki

I was born and raised in Athens, Greece, with roots from the small, picturesque island Sifnos. I am a Political Scientist with a specialization in Intercultural Communication and Events. I studied in Athens and came to Bremen for my Master’s. I immediately fell in love with the city and decided to stay here and work at Jacobs University.

I organize intercultural campus events (e.g. Summer Camp, German Language Courses, Campus Tours). I look forward to seeing you on campus! Please contact me if you have questions about these events.
Languages I speak: Greek, English, German.

Tel: +49 421 200-4244
Email: s.katinaki [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: Reimar Lüst Hall, 263

 

Ekaterina Marsanova

Partner Management & Development Coordinator

I am originally from Russia, Moscow. In 2009 I did a semester abroad in Bremen. Turns out this was the best decision I have ever made and now I have both a German and a Russian degree. I always liked being involved in university and student life and now I am happy to continue my passion at Jacobs University. Being on the road and meeting our partners who are now friends, and seeing young ambitious students and their parents makes me happy, and it makes these days unforgettable.
If I am not traveling you most likely find me in a football stadium or watching football on TV, catching up with my friends or doing sports, reading a nice book, or watching cat videos on YouTube.

I am the Partner Management & Development Coordinator in charge of Educational Partners from all over the world, so feel free to contact me with your questions.
Languages I speak: English, Russian, German

Tel: +49 421 200 4302
Email: e.marsanova [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: Reimar Lüst Hall, 287