Hanna Kovhan works as a program assistant with the Leadership Programs Team at the Berlin office, where she supports GMF work on fellowship and alumni programs for leaders from the United States and Europe. The programs include the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF), Manfred Wörner Seminar (MWS), Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network (TILN), and alumni programs targeting these groups.
She earned her B.A. degree in Translation Studies from the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine, and holds a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communication Studies from the European University Viadrina. In addition to her studies in Germany, Hanna spent a year studying International Relations in Georgia, at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, and a semester in Slovenia at the University of Ljubljana, where she successfully completed an internship at the German-Slovene Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She was also assisting the Free Democratic Party (FDP) team in their daily activities during the German federal election campaign in 2017. Prior to this, she served an internship at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) in the field of Political Education.
Hanna is also a fellow of the DAAD Foundation. She is fluent in English and German, has basic knowledge of Spanish, Turkish and Arabic in addition to her native Ukrainian and Russian.