Franka Ellman is a Program Officer in the Berlin office. As part of the Berlin Program team, she focuses her work on German-American relations and is involved in managing Berlin events. She also coordinates the Berlin chapter of the Young Transatlantic Network (YTN). Before joining GMF in the summer 2012, Ellman was a student services coordinator for New York University’s Berlin academic center and a program assistant for CDS International in New York City. Ellman holds an M.A in American Studies and Modern History from Free University and Humboldt University. Next to her native German, she speaks English.