Fanny Frick was an intern at Ecologic Institute from March to August 2011. In her work, as a member of the Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast (RADOST) project team, she focused on networking activities, cooperation with partners, event management and public relations. She further participated in research on ecosystem based approaches in adaptation to climate change an on green infrastructure projects. She works in German, English and Spanish and has good knowledge of French.
Fanny Frick is currently working as a doctoral researcher for the chair of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany). Her research focus is on the political ecology of urban water governance and adaptation to climate change in West Africa.
Prior to her internship with Ecologic Institute, Fanny worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, German International Cooperation) as an intern, where she supported the Evaluation Unit in the preparation for the international conference Systemic Approaches in Evaluation. She also contributed to independent evaluations, public relations and a paper on learning from evaluations.
During an internship with the botanical garden of the Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Puerto Morelos (Mexico), she took part in a research project on Community Conservation Areas in indigenous communities. She also worked as a student assistant for the consultancy "blue! advancing european projects" and for the chairs of strategy and management of landscape development and of ecology at the Technische Universität München (TUM, Germany).
Fanny holds a Master's of Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London (United Kingdom). She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture and planning at the TUM and spent one semester at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico) studying environmental studies. She wrote her Bachelor's thesis on approaches towards the evaluation of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor's effectiveness at the local level, using a Mexican community as an example.
Fanny Frick is a state certified gardener, specialising in tree nurseries. During high school, she also studied as an exchange student in England, France and Argentina.