Mr. Tuomas Taavila is a development intern at AICGS for the fall of 2017. He provides administrative and financial project support, researches and identifies potential partnerships between the Institute and private firms, and manages the contact database. He also assists with organizing the Institute’s annual fundraising dinner, the Global Leadership Award Dinner (GLAD) in New York.

Prior to joining AICGS, Mr. Taavila completed his BA at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, where he majored in Russian Studies and minored in Educational Sciences. Currently, Mr. Taavila is enrolled at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where just entered the final year of his master’s program in Language and Intercultural Communication.

Mr. Taavila cares deeply about promoting curiosity for other cultures and better intercultural communication. By interning at AICGS and, particularly, by promoting German-American relations, Mr. Taavila feels that he is given the opportunity to do just that.