Isabel Merz supports the Borderstep team as a student assistant in the area of digitisation & green IT, focusing on projects related to waste heat from data centers.
She is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at the University of Potsdam. Isabel Merz completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Freiburg, graduating with a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences with a focus on conservation and society. In Freiburg she discovered her enthusiasm for a sustainable lifestyle and her interest in innovative solutions against the climate crisis.
Isabel gained practical experience in the Botanical Garden of the University of Freiburg and in projects about social neighborhood platforms.
In her free time, she hikes whenever she gets the chance, preferably in the Black Forest. She also enjoys making music with friends, practicing yoga and going to the movies with passion.
Smart City: How can development be managed? 02.02.2023
In a recent article for the Israel Public Policy Institute, Borderstep co-founder and senior researcher Dr. Severin Beucker looks at the state of the debate on this issue in Germany. The article can be downloaded free of charge. More
How big is the greenhouse gas footprint of ICT? 24.01.2023
This is investigated in an article published in the journal "Environmental Impact Assessment Review". Co-authors include Borderstep senior researchers Dr. Ralph Hintemann and Dr. Severin Beucker. The article can be downloaded free of charge. More
Founder platform: Borderstep develops “green” offer 24.01.2023
Borderstep supports the development of the offer for green start-ups on the founder platform of BMWK and KfW. This includes a weekly virtual start-up café, which Borderstep moderates. More