Susanne Staufer has a background in politics, law and business administration. After her interdisciplinary Bachelors program in European studies at the University of Passau, she completed an international Masters program in politics and international relations at the University of Bath, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Sciences Po Paris.
She worked for the UNESCO Headquarter in Paris and for the European Academy of Bavaria. As Senior Consultant in Political Communication at Tagesspiegel Publishing House (Berlin), she was responsible for conceptualizing and managing various conferences as well as analyzing diverse political issues for clients of the public and private sector.
In 2018, she was appointed Managing Director of the Global Solutions Initiative Foundation.