This is me: Kerstin.

This is me: Kerstin Mayrcommunicativeempathicempatheticstrategicoutsidethebox


About me

Difficult topics have always appealed to me. That's why I studied human rights and politics. 

What I learned early on in the process: It's not enough to understand complex issues. You also have to be able to communicate them. Because even the best message is worthless if it doesn't get across.

What messages have I already successfully conveyed?

That network expansion in Germany is an important task. That companies can also implement cost-cutting programs responsibly. That digitization, electrification and the energy transition cannot function without metals. That recycling management is active climate and resource protection. That mergers can be a good thing. For customers, partners and employees. That raw materials can also be mined responsibly. That Densie Mentzer is the right candidate for City Commissioner for the citizens of Mount Clemens (Michigan). That female circumcision in Africa is also a relevant topic for Scottish students. That statistics can be fun.



2015 - 2016

LL.M., Human Rights

Main fields of study: Conflict Studies, Humanitarian Law, Globalised Crime, International Security | Thesis: "Inclusion in Colombia's Peace Process", Supervisor Prof. Christine Bell, Grade A | Graduation with merit

University of Edinburgh

2014 - 2015


Programme of studies: Global Governance, Governance in the European Union, International Climate Policy

Umea Universitet, Sweden

2011 - 2015

B.A. Integrated Social Sciences

Specialization: Political Science and International Relations | Final Thesis: China, Australia and the South Pacific, grade 1 | Final grade: 1.3

Braunschweig University of Technology


German (native) | English (C2) | French (B2) | Swedish (A2) | Russian (A2)


  • Germany Scholarship (‘Deutschlandstipendium’) for academic achievements, 2013-2014

  • Edinburgh Award for Law Leaders, 2015/16


Research paper

Mayr, Kerstin (2017), Inclusion in the Colombian Peace process, Political Settlements Research Programme, Edinburgh University.

Opinion piece

Mayr, Kerstin (2016), Opening the Discourse: How to Strengthen Alliance Cohesion, Atlantic Community,

Research paper

Mayr, Kerstin (2014), Wie und wie stark sind Menschenrechte im Rahmen der COP19-Klimakonferenz repräsentiert? In: Köpke, Sören (ed.) (2014), Globale Klimapolitik aus nächster Nähe: Bei der UN-Klimakonferenz COP19 in Warschau, Forschungsberichte aus dem ISW, Technische Universität Braunschweig, pp. 21-27.

Professional experience

05.2022 - present

Public Sector Consultant

Focus on communication and change management for digitization projects and new work in public administration | | Project Management | Stakeholder Management

Cassini Consulting

03.2021 - present


Leading project teams (raw materials and energy infrastructure) | Developing communication strategies and managing implementation | International project management with budget responsibility | Ad-hoc crisis management

navos Public Dialogue Consultants

01.2019 - 02.2021

Junior Consultant

Steering of small project teams (raw materials and energy infrastructure) | Development and implementation of communication concepts in close sparring with the client | Planning and implementation of client workshops

navos Public Dialogue Consultants

01.2018 - 12.2018

Trainee Public Relations & Public Affairs

Working on client projects in the raw materials and energy infrastructure sectors | Creation and editing of various text formats (press releases, etc.) | Stakeholder mapping and management | Media monitoring

navos Public Dialogue Consultants

03.2017 - 11.2017

Assistant teacher German and English

Planning and conducting lessons for Adults and pupils of different grades |Holding parent meetings | One-to-one support and preparation for (school) final exams

Various private educational institutions

05.2016 - 08.2016

Research Assistant

Contributing to the development of an online database of worldwide peace agreements | Independent qualitative evaluation of peace agreements | Writing a research report on the peace process in Colombia

Political Settlements Research Programme, Edinburgh

04.2015 - 07.2015

Research Intern (USA/ Transatlantic Relations)

Preparation and follow-up of political discussion rounds and workshops as well as support in their implementation | Preparation of dossiers | Independent planning and organisation of a background discussion with foreign guests

German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin

05.2012 - 07.2014

Student assistant

Assistant at the interface between administration, academic staff, alumni and various contractual partners | Maintenance of various databases | Procurement

Institute for High Voltage Technology, TU Braunschweig

10.2013 – 03.2014

Statistics tutor

Preparation and implementation of a weekly tutorial of quantitative social research for 20 students in accompaniment to their statistics module | Lowering the failure rate in the statistics module

Institute for Social Sciences, TU Braunschweig

07.2013 - 09.2013

Political Organizer (Internship)

Involved in the planning and implementation of two local election campaigns in the Detroit area | Developing and organising creative fundraising campaigns | Coordinating and leading volunteer teams

Macomb County Democratic Committee, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, USA

Awards & Honors

PR Report Award
Winner of the PR Report Award 2021 in the category "Technology and Innovation" for "NordLink - How the Green Cable Cable" went digital".
PR Report Award
Finalist of the PR Report Award 2021 in the Media Relations" category for "NordLink - how the how the 'Green Cable' went digital".
European Excellence Award
Finalist of the European Excellence Awards 2021 in the "Energy" category for "NordLink - how the 'green cable' went digital. went digital"
Winner INKOMETA Award 2020 in the the category "Change Communication for "Heads of the Engineers - Pioneers with Heart" (Wintershall Dea).
Edinburgh Award
Edinburgh Award for Volunteer Law Law Leader Engagement, 2015/16
Scholarship for outstanding achievements in studies, 2013/14


Research Paper
Inclusion in the Colombian Peace process, Political Settlements Research Programme, Edinburgh University.
Opinion Piece
Opening the Discourse: How to Strengthen Alliance Cohesion, Atlantic Community,
Research Paper
How and to what extent are human rights represented in the COP19 climate conference? In: Köpke, Sören (ed.) (2014), Global climate policy up close: At the UN Climate Change Conference COP19 in Warsaw.


Anna Bungarten

Global Stakeholder Communication & Business Unit Relations, Wintershall Dea

Under my leadership, Kerstin supported the 2018 and 2019 annual press conferences and all communications on the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH with DEA Deutsche Erdöl AG. I have always found Kerstin to be committed, professional and conscientious. Kerstin works in a solution-oriented, efficient and exceptionally fast manner. Even in stressful situations, she never loses her composure or overview and remains friendly and motivated. I particularly liked the fact that she works extremely independently on the one hand and is an absolute team player on the other. I would love to work with her again in the future and would definitely recommend her as a consultant.

Fred Miller

Macomb County Commissioner

Kerstin's time with us was a significant value added to our organization. ln every instance, Kerstin proved herself to be reliable, well organized, and efficient in her work. We found her to be affable, to work well with her colleagues, and to deliver measurable outcomes. Additionally, she exhibited very strong proficiency in written and spoken English. I can recommend Kerstin without hesitation and am confident that she will be an asset to whatever effort she chooses to put her considerable talents toward.

Prof. Christine Bell

Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Edinburgh

As a member of the team, Kerstin was very co-operative, communicative and reliable. Kerstin’s approach demonstrated high analytical competence, and she also showed the methodological rigour and ethically integrity necessary for the project. She completed all of the work to a high standard and repeatedly delivered on time. Her enthusiasm and drive regarding the project has extended beyond the end of her contract. She is a pleasure to work with, and very personable and reliable. I am no hesitation in recommending her to you – Kerstin would make an important addition to any team.

Ingo Butters

Press Officer, Lechwerke AG

Together with her great colleagues at navos, Kerstin supported us in the communication of infrastructure projects. This included large projects, with the whole set of tools from stakeholder analysis to participation format to media relations, but also smaller formats such as individual press releases. I have always found Kerstin to be top prepared, very reliable and super committed. Cherry on top - working together was always a great pleasure!

Tell me about your communication challenges! But only if you are interested in my opinion.

Phone: +49 176 70 27 21 96