THE TEAM

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DR. Monika HAUCK
Founder

Monika is an entrepreneur, social activist and open innovation researcher. Following her Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, she was a Managing Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, where she supported startups and corporate innovation initiatives and was actively engaged in the development of the startup ecosystem in the NRW region.

Monika is also a strong proponent of sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship and is a City Ambassador of a British social enterprise Fashion Revolution. Born and raised in Lithuania, she experienced the breakdown of the Soviet Union and could observe the effects that communism system had on the popular culture as well as societal relation to fashion and crafts. A true cosmopolitan, Monika stated traveling the world at the age of fifteen working as an international fashion model. Now, after ten years of a break, she returned to the fashion industry with a purpose to promote more sustainable and inclusive fashion production and consumption practice. A polymath and contrarian, she is active as a speaker, educator and strategic advisor to startups and established organizations.

 
Kristina KACINSKYTE
Marketing & Communication Lead

Kristina has been actively working for NGOs in Lithuania since the age of 14. She has participated in and organized more than a dozen EU-funded projects dealing with urbanization, ecology, and other social issues. After obtaining her MA in Media and Communication Science from the Ilmenau University of Technology, she wanted to join a company driven by a purpose – Change Room was the perfect fit.  

Manou VAN DIJK
Sustainable Design Lead

Manou is an inquisitive fashion designer and educator. Starting to sew at the age of 10, contributed to her appreciation of craftsmanship and human creativity and incented her to put a strong focus on sustainability in her design work. Passionate about innovation, she likes pushing herself and the startup teams to think out of the box.

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THE TEAM

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DR. Monika HAUCK
Founder

Monika is an entrepreneur, social activist and open innovation researcher. Following her Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, she was a Managing Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, where she supported startups and corporate innovation initiatives and was actively engaged in the development of the startup ecosystem in the NRW region.

Monika is also a strong proponent of sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship and is a City Ambassador of a British social enterprise Fashion Revolution. Born and raised in Lithuania, she experienced the breakdown of the Soviet Union and could observe the effects that communism system had on the popular culture as well as societal relation to fashion and crafts. A true cosmopolitan, Monika stated traveling the world at the age of fifteen working as an international fashion model. Now, after ten years of a break, she returned to the fashion industry with a purpose to promote more sustainable and inclusive fashion production and consumption practice. A polymath and contrarian, she is active as a speaker, educator and strategic advisor to startups and established organizations.

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Kristina KACINSKYTE
Marketing & Communication Lead

Kristina has been actively working for NGOs in Lithuania since the age of 14. She has participated in and organized more than a dozen EU-funded projects dealing with urbanization, ecology, and other social issues. After obtaining her MA in Media and Communication Science from the Ilmenau University of Technology, she wanted to join a company driven by a purpose – Change Room was the perfect fit.  

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Manou VAN DIJK
Sustainable Design Lead

Manou is an inquisitive fashion designer and educator. Starting to sew at the age of 10, contributed to her appreciation of craftsmanship and human creativity and incented her to put a strong focus on sustainability in her design work. Passionate about innovation, she likes pushing herself and the startup teams to think out of the box.

Nora SAFA SOUBAI
Online Marketing Intern

Nora loves fashion by heart. From a young age on, she has always been the private stylist for her family and friends and later moved on to further expressing her passion by fashion modeling and photography. She has worked for well-known fashion retailers to learn about the industry and currently pursues her International Business degree at Rhine Waal University. Here, she combines her academic goals with her fashion affinity to stand up for second hand and sustainable fashion, and support small businesses.

Florian SCHIBBER
Business Development Intern

Florian has spent more than three years working in the wholesale and foreign trade for an international, worldwide-operating company specializing in steel. The passion for entrepreneurship and social engagement led him to find his own startup projects focusing on the study and career coaching. With work experience in trade, finance, and insurance, he is supporting Change Room with its business development activities.

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