Claudia Weigel is a PR editor at adelphi. She is responsible for designing and editing the website, the internal and external newsletters and social media channels. Claudia has gathered several years of experience in the field of international communication. Furthermore, she is a trained environmental scientist, and a public relations expert with experience in the development of climate and environmental communication strategies.
Prior to joining adelphi, Claudia worked as translator and editor in Berlin and Montreal. She co-lead the editorial department at the Canadian translation agency New Global corporation. In this role, she was responsible for the German publications. Subsequently, she started freelancing for translation agencies, publishing houses and universities. She thus gained extensive experience in a variety of content formats as well as in writing and editing texts for specific target groups.
Extended stays abroad took her to Canada, Ghana and Hungary. In addition to her extensive experience in the translation industry, she gained insights into environmental research at the Université du Québec à Montreal. She supported research projects on the social-ecological transformation, and realised her own research project on the environmental discourse of indigenous people in Québec. She is familiar with research design as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. She also trained as a public relations expert, with a special focus on environmental communication, developing communication strategies and using online and offline communication instruments to promote environmental and climate issues. She also gained first experiences in print journalism, TV production and public relations in the non-profit sector.
Claudia holds a Master in Environmental Studies from the Canadian university Université du Québec à Montréal, a Diplom in Media Studies from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (eq. MA) and a Certificate in Public Relations from the Freie Journalistenschule. During her studies, she received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and an excellence grant from the Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada).