Minister for Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs Bettina Martin

The Minister of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs Bettina MartinShow details
The Minister of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs Bettina Martin

The Minister of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs Bettina Martin

The Minister of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs Bettina Martin

Personal details

Date of birth: 19th March 1966

Marital status: married, two sons

Education

1984: Qualification for university entrance from Walther Rathenau Grammar School in Berlin

1985-1992: Degree course in North American Studies, Political Science, Economics at the Free University Berlin

1987-1988: Fulbright scholarship at Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

1992: Master of Arts degree

Professional experience

Since 15th November 2021: Minister of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

2019-2021: Minister of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

2017-2019: Secretary of State for Federal Affairs and Authorised Representative of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the federal government

2013-2017: Head of the management team and office manager for the minister in the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

2009-2013: Office manager for the deputy party chair Manuela Schwesig for the SPD party executive committee

2006-2009: Consultant for education and youth policy for the SPD party executive committee

2000-2006: Press officer for the SPD party executive committee

1999-2000: Head of press and public relations at Tangens GmbH (telecommunications service provider in Potsdam)

1997-1998: Speechwriter for both the mayor of Berlin and the Senator for Labour, Vocational Training and Women, Dr. Christine Bergmann (on a fee basis)

1996-1999: Press officer for the Senate Office for Schools, Youth and Sport as a job-share (Senator: Ingrid Stahmer)

1995-1996: Associate lecturer at the Free University Berlin, Otto Suhr Institute (Political Communication)

1992-1995: Head of the press office of the Senate Office for Labour and Women in Berlin (Senator and mayor of Berlin: Dr. Christine Bergmann)

Miscellaneous

Since May 2019: Member of the upper house of the federal government (Bundesrat) for the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Since December 2019: Member of the federal committee of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)