Lisanne Bluemel is originally from Germany and came to Greensboro because of her Master’s program in Peace and Conflict Studies at UNC-Greensboro. UNC-Greensboro and the University of Konstanz have a cooperation that enables her to participate in a double degree program. After she completed her course work, Lisanne decided to stay in Greensboro as she wanted to explore and get to know the city outside of the university context. During the last months, Lisanne enjoyed to get to know many local actors, initiatives and the thriving development in the community.
Lisanne describes herself as a global citizen as she had the opportunity to study and live in countries like Latvia, the Netherlands, India, Pakistan and the U.S. Her professional experiences include working as a Teaching Assistant at UNC-Greensboro and supporting several non-profit organizations. Lisanne was also part of the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program. That program aims to retain local talent in the area and selectively chose 36 fellows for its first cohort.
In future she hopes to further contribute to the ‘bridge-building process’ between different nationalities and cultures and thus add to a more peaceful society.
Navid is an international student at UNCG who studies Interior Architecture. He is originally from Iran. Beside his interest in design, Navid is passionate about photography, in particular about landscape photography. With his Nikon he takes gorgeous pictures for the GO Center. If you want to learn more about Navid’s art, take a look at his Instagram profile @navid_ant
Our volunteers are a great source of support, expertise and motivation. We appreciate their ideas and perspectives which contribute to the GO Center's goal to be an inclusive and connecting hub.