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Jasmin Marston

Research Associate

E-Mail: jasmin.marston[at]geographie.uni-freiburg.de
Phone: ++49(0)761 203-9118
Room: 01025
Office hours: during semester by arrangement,
during the semester break by arrangement
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Thematic and Methodological Focus
  • Political Analysis in developing countries
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Food and nutritional security
Regional Focus
  • Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), particularly Ghana
Curriculum Vitae
  • since November 2014
   PhD Candidate at the University of Freiburg, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources
  • March 2012 - September 2014
   Commission specialist at Enerparc AG, Hamburg, Germany
  • March 2013 – December 2013
   Project Associate at Woods Hole Research Centre, Mbandaka, DRC, to support the set up of a pilot-REDD (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) project in the Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • September 2011 – October 2012
   Master of Science in International Relations at the University College Dublin, Ireland, with a focus on development studies (First Class Honours)
Thesis: Covert contention in Ireland during the time of austerity
  • September 2010 - March 2011
   Fellow for the Awethu Project in Johannesburg, South Africa, developing and improving entrepreneurship training for talented individuals from under-resourced communities, while working with an entrepreneur, establishing a bread delivery business in the township of Alexandra
  • February 2010 – August 2010
   Volunteer at Women's Empowerment (Sacramento, USA) at a Job Mentor supporting the education and empowerment of formerly homeless women; Also research volunteer for Nuru, a US-based NGO fighting extreme poverty in Kenya (at the time)
  • November 2008 - January 2010
   Prolonged sabbatical to explore countries, cultures and histories of countries in South America, South East Asia, as well as East and Southern Africa
  • July 2005 - November 2008
   Various responsibilities at SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc./ Conergy AG, Sacramento, USA including Inside Sales coordinator, Market Research analyst, Customer Service Manager, Business Development & Market Strategy Analyst, Integration Manager, as well as Operations and Maintenance Services Developer
Extraordinary achievements: Completed an 18-month Program for "High Potential" employees (1 of 9 employees chosen, out of 1700), including training for managerial skills, cultural sensitivity, project management, leadership and negotiations by professional coaches and mentors. Also a two month assignment at the SunTechnics Bangalore, India office, to analyze and advice on the local Point-of-Sale Structure of off-grid solar systems for rural customers
  • September 2001 - April 2004
   Diplom-Betriebswirt/International Study of Finance and Law at the University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main (FH Frankfurt)
Thesis: Attitudes of German Consumer toward English-language slogans used in television advertisements
  • June 2003 - February 2004
   Retail Marketing Specialist at Nike, Headquarters Germany
  • June 2000 - December 2000
   International Academic Semester at Cameron University, Oklahoma, USA
Major: Business Management (Dean's List)
Project Member (Selection)
  • GlobE: UrbanFoodPlus - Strukturierte Afrikanisch-Deutsche Forschungspartnerschaft zur Steigerung der Ressourceneffizienz urbaner und peri-urbaner Landwirtschaft mit dem Ziel der Verbesserung der Ernährungs- und Einkommenssicherung in westafrikanischen Städten (Project Details)

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