Rachel Tausendfreund is editorial director at GMF, in charge of the organization’s publications and strategic publication planning.
Before joining GMF, Tausendfreund oversaw publications at the European Council on Foreign Relations, where she was editorial director, and prior to that she worked at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). At the DGAP she was on the editorial team of the bimonthly foreign policy magazine Internationale Politik and ran IP-Journal, an online magazine covering German and European foreign policy. She also worked previously as a graduate research and teaching assistant in the fields of European studies, international trade, and political economy at European University Viadrina in Germany, before abandoning academia to pursue political journalism and policy work.
Tausendfreund earned her BA in her native state of Michigan (in English literature and French) before moving to Germany where she got her MA in European Studies and Politics. She is a native English speaker and speaks fluent German and basic French.