Marie-Lena May has been program officer at the DGAP since 2008. She is responsible for the Carl Friedrich Goerdeler-Kolleg for Good Governance of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
She previously worked at the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (Institute for Foreign Relations) on minority policy in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS.
She studied political science and public policy at the University of Konstanz and at Karls University in Prague and studied Czech history, culture, and language at the University of Regensburg. She has an M.Sc. in public policy and management and a degree in administrative sciences.