Katrin Rehak-Nitsche is a geoscientist by training and recieved her PhD after studying in Berlin, Potsdam, Stanford and Edinburgh. In 2009 she changed to the head office of the Helmholtz Association in Berlin being responsible for science management and research policy. In 2014 she joined the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart where she worked until 2020 as Senior Vice President Science and Research developing and running a variety of programmes with her teams including sustainability, science communication and transdisciplinarity. Since 2018 she is Member of Parliament in Rhineland-Palatinate and responsible for science and transformation. Furthermore she is the President of the Commission for Education, Training, Research and Culture within the CPI (Conseil Parlementaire Interrégional) and Director of the Science Forum RLP.