Being born to a Turkish mother and a German father, Dennis grew up between two cultures that follow seemingly contradictory premises. He was raised in Hanover and attended an inclusive comprehensive school there. After graduating from high school, he worked for an NGO in the field of sustainability. Because of his interest in societal issues and the ambiguitiy of his own cultural background, he attended the Communication and Cultural Sciences program with a Minor in Economics at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen and holds a bachelor’s scholarship there. As the student diversity representative and the leader of the Diversity-Initiative, he organizes workshops, lectures and events to promote awareness of minority issues. In Friedrichshafen, he is actively involved in local politics. Dennis enjoys reading sociological literature and intense discussions. He plans to do a master’s degree in political communication in order to get involved in structures that will build new progressive political opinion leaders for Germany and also Europe.
Updated August 2019
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