Rachel Michels-Ehrentraut

Rachel Michels-Ehrentraut

Research Associate

Rachel Michels-Ehrentraut has been working with the ENSURE project since March 2020. Her main task is the implementation of workshops with representatives from business, science, politics, authorities and civil society in order to discuss transdisciplinary approaches to reducing plastic in the environment and in food and beverage packaging. Since 2013 she has been moderating varying scientifically-based multi-stakeholder events on different sustainability topics for clients at state and federal level on a freelance basis. She worked at the University of Kassel as the scientific coordinator of the environmental profile from 2007 to 2009. From 2009 to 2015 she worked as a research assistant at the University of Göttingen in the practical research project "Bioenergy-Region Ludwigsfelde" to promote the ecologically and socially compatible decentralized dissemination of renewable energies. Rachel Michels-Ehrentraut is a graduate psychologist (TU Berlin), specializing in 'political science and environmental management'. She holds a master's degree in Environmental Psychology (University of Surrey) and is DGSF-certified as a systemic coach.

  • 2020 - current: Research Associate at the IASS Potsdam in Module 4 "Perception and Behavior" of the BMBF-funded joint project ENSURE - "Development of new plastics for a clean environment by determining relevant entry paths"
  • 2011 - current: Founding partner and freelance employee of "e-fect dialog evaluation consulting eG"
  • 2009-2015 Research Associate at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Transdisciplinary regional development project "Bioenergy Region Ludwigsfelde Plus +"
  • 2007-2009 Research Associate "Environmental Profile Development" at University of Kassel
  • 2007 Diploma in Psychology at Technical University of Berlin
  • 2007 Major subject political science and environmental management at Free University of Berlin
  • 2005 Master's degree in Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey, Great Britain
  • 2005 and 2007 Student Assistant at "e-fect hoffmann + scheffler gbr", society for sustainable services
  • Environmental psychology
  • Dialogue- and participation processes
  • Inter- and transdisciplinary
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Resource efficiency
  • Sustainable (regional) development