Interview on Diversity@Fraunhofer EMFT with Jennifer Salagean
What is your role at Fraunhofer EMFT?
Jennifer: I'm Jennifer Salagean and I'm responsible for staff development at Fraunhofer EMFT. In addition to supporting and mentoring employees, managers and teams, I look after the well-being of employees and develop concepts and interventions from positive psychology. I am also responsible for training and programs for the professional and personal development of our employees. I am also accountable for supervising PhD candidates, as well as numerous other projects.
However, one of the projects close to my heart is the topic of diversity. As the working-class child of immigrants and later the first academic in my family, I know exactly what it means to start out with disadvantages and stumbling blocks. The start in life is not the same for everyone. Creating an awareness of this and promoting mutual respect and appreciation are values that I would like to manifest by increasing diversity and inclusion within Fraunhofer EMFT, among other things.