Amaya Carcélen, BA
Front Desk Manager
Amaya Carcelén comes from Spain, where she studied Translation and Interpretation at the University of Granada. For several years she worked in customer service and sales departments in Spanish private companies. After moving to Berlin, she worked in positions as Front Desk Officer, Rooms Division Manager, Hotel Manager Assistant and Hotel Management. She speaks Spanish, English, German, a bit of Greek and is currently learning a fifth language. At Berlin International she is our primary greeter for students, university staff and visitors. She coordinates the tasks of the Front Office, participates in many organizational tasks, works together with our students, visitors, academic and management personal and is one of our first aid agents.
Student Affairs Specialist
As Student Affairs Specialist, Stefanie Pradel is the first contact person for prospective students and looks after admissions to the administration as well as the marketing side. She also assists the Student Affairs Manager in matters relating to current students. After completing a level, Stefanie completed an apprenticeship as a specialist in the hotel industry and gained international experience at hotel reception in Germany and England over the following 9 years. In 2017 she refocused and completed a diploma in Learning & Development and went on to work in HR & Training departments of luxury hotels.
Student Affairs Specialist
David Harris was born in the USA and raised in Germany and Canada. After studying Philosophy at Queen's University, he enjoyed a career in sales, marketing, and customer service, working primarily for medium-sized, international companies with a focus on web-based business. During this time, he graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Conestoga College as well as at Seneca College. In 2018, David decided to return to Germany and take a new position in his career, which led to his acceptance of the position of Student Affairs Manager at the Berlin International University of Applied Sciences.
Student Affairs Specialist
Julia completed an international bachelor´s degree in Tourism Management in the Netherlands and a master´s degree in Business, Language and Culture in Denmark. After further stays abroad in countries such as England, Portugal and Brazil, Julia took the decision to return to her native country and since then feels home in Germany’s international capital. Prior to her start at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences, Julia worked in various tech-companies in the fields of consulting and human resources. Based on her own experiences, Julia is particularly keen to support the students at Berlin International in the best possible way during their international studies.
Humayun Javed, M. Sc.
Digital Marketing Expert
Humayun Javed born in Pakistan 1993 earned his academic degree (M.Sc. Economics) specialization in "Innovation and Change" from Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He is responsible for Digital Marketing at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences. His wide experience in Digital Marketing includes SEO / SEM, Website Optimization, Social Media Marketing and Marketing Automation.
Izabela Ahmad, Mag., MA
Global Sales & Marketing Manager
Izabela Ahmad is a senior professional, looking back at almost 15 years’ experience in the strategic and operational areas of Marketing, Sales, PR and Brand Management across all digital and offline channels. Izabela joined Berlin International as Global Sales & Marketing Manager to further develop the German as well as the international markets.
Prior to that, Izabela has been working as Marketing Manager at GISMA Business School and before that, for almost 7 years, as Director Marketing & Communications at Berlin University for Professional Studies, now part of the Steinbeis Network. Izabela holds a Master´s degree in German Literature and Linguistics from the University of Warsaw and a Master of Arts majoring in Economics, Law & Politics from the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Izabela loves Berlin with its multi-cultural flair, as well as its extensive start-up scene. She is a truly international player, speaking six languages and having lived in seven countries on three continents. She loves traveling, exploring different cultures, meeting up with locals and is currently learning Turkish.
Tim David Kremser, MA
Academic Coordinator / Head of Examinations Office
Tim David Kremser was born in Berlin and studied at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Nottingham (UK). He earned a Master of Arts degree in North American Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.
Tim Kremser worked in administrative and teaching positions at Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Toronto (European Office). Before joining Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences, he was Academic Coordinator of the newly established Bahcesehir University Berlin Campus and headed the administration of the campus' management company from 2012 to 2015. Among other institutions, he thus worked for the German Historical Museum ( DHM) and the Allied Museum in Berlin.
At Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences, he coordinates the course planning, lecturer management, and the general implementation of the study programs in conjunction with the two faculties. Since the 2017-18 Academic Year, he heads the university's Examinations Office. During the foundational phase of Berlin International from 2014 to 2017, he established the study area of General Vocational Preparation (GVP / ABV) (GVP) study area, which provides the students of both faculties with work-related skills for their future careers ,
Donna Swarthout, MA
Donna Swarthout studied political science and German at the University of California Berkeley. She later left California for the Rocky Mountains where she taught in the Political Science Department, College of Business, and Honors College at Montana State University. In Berlin she has worked as a freelance writer, communications consultant, and instructor at the Humboldt-Universität and the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft. Prior to joining Berlin International as the Faculty Coordinator, she served as the Academic Coordinator at the CIEE Global Institute Berlin.
Susanna Bartsch was born in São Paulo where she earned a Bachelor of Education degree in History and Geography. She was a teacher at public schools in her hometown before coming to Berlin. At the Humboldt University Berlin, she studied German Linguistics and French and, after having earned her Master degree, she worked at the Centre for General Linguistics in Berlin, doing research in first language acquisition. Also in Berlin, Susanna trained as a Specialist in Media and Information Services. Her previous experience in the area of library and information services includes employments at the Humboldt University Library, the library of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Archives of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, and the library of the German Institute of Human Rights.