Who is your hero?
Everyone working for Doctors Without Borders.
About Maja Heinrich
Before joining the communications team of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in early 2014, Maja Heinrich worked for ten years as a national correspondent in the Berlin office of the Madsack media group, a publishing company with over twenty newspapers in six federal states. Focusing mainly on political and social issues, education, and transatlantic relations, she reported on several Bundestag elections, is familiar with every political catchphrase and buzzword, and knows how to deal with press spokespersons who beat around the bush. Lastly she worked mostly for “sonntag,” a digital tablet magazine, for which she also produced video content and served as host.
While completing a master’s degree in literature, American studies, and linguistics at the University of Bochum, Maja freelanced for several news desks of the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. In addition, she contributed to the Medienbüro Bochum as a legal correspondent, reporting on trials in North Rhine-Westphalia. She is a Media Fellow of the Rias Berlin Commission and a fellow of the New-York based American Council on Germany.
Maja is addicted to Jivamukti Yoga and someday will to be able to stand up on her surfboard for more than 3 seconds. A native of Herne, a mining town in North Rhine-Westphalia, she lives in Berlin with her husband and son and Mickey, the “cutest dog in town.”