Experts & Staff

Marissa Gillwald

Programme Assistant


English, German


Marissa Gillwald is the European Power programme assistant at the European Council on Foreign Relations, based in the Berlin office.

Before joining ECFR, she was a student assistant at the American Chamber of Commerce Germany and project assistant at the Aspen Institute Germany. She is an alumna of two fellowship programs: the International Parliamentary Scholarship in 2022 and the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals in 2017-2018.

Gillwald holds an MPP from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt and a BA in international studies from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in the United States. Her research interests include transatlantic relations, US and European politics and foreign policy, and female leadership in far-right politics.