Jessica Rosenfeld is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bonn. She holds a
B.A. (2002) in International Studies and Foreign Language from West Virginia
University, and an M.A. (2007) in Policy Studies focusing on Conflict
Resolution from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Jessica’s research, funded through the Max Planck International Research
Network on Aging (2016-2020), focuses on how pre-existing digital inequalities
shape access to social, economic, and cultural resources influencing life
chances of recent asylum-seekers to Germany. Prior to starting her PhD she was
working as a project manager (2010-2016) for the United Nations University
Institute for Environment and Human Security in Bonn on issues related to
higher education, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction.