Thorsten Wagner
Executive Director
Thorsten Wagner is a German-Danish historian. Born and raised in Sønderborg, Denmark, Thorsten completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tubingen, Germany, and has lived in Berlin since 1993. He conducted graduate work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Technische Universität Berlin, and the Freie Universität Berlin, earning his MA from the TU Berlin in 1998 in modern history, political science and German literature. After serving as an educator at the Jewish Museum of Berlin and a research fellow at the Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, since 2010 Thorsten has held a permanent position as associate professor at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)/University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Linnea Michaels
Director of Development

Lauren Zoebelein
Program Manager
Lauren Zoebelein has been working in international affairs and European policy since 2006 and has worked in Bern, Brussels and Washington DC. Prior to joining FASPE, Lauren worked as Public Relations Officer at the Israeli Mission to the European Union and as the Senior Consular Officer at the Embassy of Canada in Switzerland. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international management and French from American University and a master’s degree in European public policy from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies. Lauren has lived in Brussels, New York, Paris, Washington DC and Zurich.

Mia Garcia
Development Manager