Lea Rabe works as a public policy analyst with a recent particular interest in higher education and innovation at the Technopolis office in Berlin. She currently contributes to evaluations for national public bodies such as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is involved in the “Business Initiative Smart Living” (WISL e.V.), which is operated by the Technopolis group. She has experience in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods such as interviews, surveys, statistical analysis, desk research, and literature reviews.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Lea worked for a public policy consultancy in Berlin on evaluation projects in the education and labour market field for national public bodies. For example, she assessed the effects of subsidized youth housing on the reduction of regional disparities in the apprenticeship market and contributed to a legislative evaluation concerning the temporary employment practice at German universities. Previously she gained experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods as a data analyst in a market research company and as a student assistant in various research projects in the academic field in Mainz and Berlin.
Lea holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mainz in communication studies and economics and obtained a Master’s degree from the Free University in Berlin in Political Communication. During the Master’s programme she spent a semester abroad at the University of Oslo. She is fluent in German and English and has some knowledge in Norwegian and French.