My name is Mona Algner and I am currently studying in the Master’s program Work and Organizational Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin.
Ever since I came across the concept of neurodiversity and learning about the psychology of diversity and empowerment in general, my passion for research on these topics was sparked. This is one of the reasons, why I am working as a research assistant for the IMAGE project and am excited to support this amazing group of researchers on their quest to empowering autistic graduates.
I have a background in business management, which I use to connect employers with our research team to generate awareness, but also develop a deeper understanding on what organizations need in order to facilitate change. This is where my skills in research methodology come in handy: apart from collecting data, I also support the team with analyzing our findings and translating them into good practice guides.
Also, I love mountains, science and can get real (!) nerdy when it comes to coffee (I’m talking measuring-coffee-to-a-milligram-nerdy).