Simona Schmid, M.A.

Project manager

«Als Gesellschaft stehen wir heute vor grossen Herausforderungen, die wir nur gemeinsam bewältigen können. Es braucht deshalb Räume, in denen sich Forscher:innen und Bürger:innen auf Augenhöhe begegnen und gemeinsam die Welt entdecken können. Citizen Science knüpft genau hier an.»

After training as a teacher in Lucerne, Simona Schmid completed a Master's degree in Educational Science at the University of Vienna. After returning to Switzerland, she worked for one and a half years in the education monitoring department of the Canton of Zurich on the issue of science transfer. During her studies in Vienna, she was a member of the student organisation "Oikos Vienna", where she was able to contribute to various projects on sustainable development. Among other things, she co-organised the first three-day workshop series "Imp!act" in Vienna, where enthusiastic young people come together and develop inspiring ideas and projects to tackle global challenges on the ground.