Michael Lausberg, Founder and Experience designer
After his masterstudies of human rights, Michael became more interested in the intersection between new technologies and human rights. This led him to the decision to get trained as a user experience designer. The aim of learning these new skills was to create digital solutions that further human rights. The project Asylum Advice follows this idea. Additionally he has started schooling to become a legal advisor for refugees in Germany with the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin. With the start of this training he also began the foundational research for the legal advice application.
Pearl von Herder, Managing Director
Pearl has been involved in various initiatives to promote social justice in Ukraine, Germany and Israel. She is currently in the final months of her MPH in Disaster and Emergency Management at Tel Aviv University. In the last two years Pearl has lived in Israel, during which time she interned at The Abraham Fund Initiatives which promotes equal rights and coexistence between Israel’s Arab and Jewish citizens and at Natal, an NGO that deals with trauma due to terror and war, provides treatment and does work in prevention and resilience building. She is returning to Berlin in September 2019.
Ismaiel Abu Moghdeb, Arabic translator and legal Content Manager
After having finished his studies of law in Syria, Ismaiel worked in various legal offices and institutions for 5 years until he came to Germany in 2015. At the Humboldt University he passed the certificate “Fundamentals of German law”. At the Refugee Law clinic is currently being trained to become a legal advisor for refugees. Since August 2018 he is working at Vita Soziale Dienste GmbH Berlin. He became interested in Asylum Advice as in his opinion it will make the asylum procedure more transparent to refugees.
Stela Knezevic, Data Base Manager
Sam Gordon, Web Developer
Sam is a programmer and teacher with a background in science and engineering, and a degree in computational and applied mathematics. He became interested in the Asylum Advice project by its combined potential to improve the efficiency of the legal migration process, while simultaneously democratizing access to legal assistance.