Britta Thiemt is a final year Psychology and Sociology student at Trinity College Dublin and originally hails from Osnabrück in Germany. Through volunteering with the European Youth Parliament she was able to deepen her interest in politics, society, and justice. Within and outside of the organization, she has contributed to the leadership of several events for young people, such as head-organizing the 2016 International Summer Forum in Menden. Since moving to Ireland, Britta has become active at her university through mental health volunteering as a peer supporter. She has also been elected as chairperson of Trinity’s Psychological Society and was involved in leading a student activist movement opposing fee increases and protecting students from low-income backgrounds. A Konrad-Adenauer and Trinity College Foundation Scholar, Britta intends to pursue a PhD in Psychology and to use her education to contribute to our understanding of what enables inter-group cooperation and limits prejudice and conflict.
Updated July 2018