Rachel Tausendfreund is editorial director at GMF, overseeing the organization’s research output and publication planning.

Before joining GMF, Rachel was editorial director at the European Council on Foreign Relations and editor at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). At the DGAP, she was a member of 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 has researched and published on issues relating to German, American, and transatlantic politics, as well as international trade policy and European foreign policy.

Rachel earned her BA in her native state of Michigan before moving to Germany where she got her MA in European Studies and Politics and then did doctoral research and teaching on European trade policy. She is a native English speaker and speaks fluent German and basic French.