Janna Vakili works as a Research Assistant for Ecologic Institute Berlin. Her main research areas are plastics and urban governance. Her work includes, inter alia, the support of the research focus "Plastics in the environment – sources – sinks – solutions". Janna Vakili’s scientific interests also cover numerous other areas of environmental and sustainability science, in particular water-related issues. She is a native German speaker and also works in English.
Prior to joining Ecologic Institute Berlin, Janna Vakili worked as a freelancer for the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA). There she was involved in the development of a hydrological study. Prior to that Janna Vakili worked at Leuphana University Lüneburg as a student assistant.
In addition to her work for Ecologic Institute Berlin, Janna Vakili studies meteorology at Freie Universität Berlin. She completed her Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences (B. Sc.) with a minor in spatial sciences at Leuphana University Lüneburg in 2019. The topic of her Bachelor's thesis was "Examination of the habitat conditions of the Elbe Water Dropwort (Oenanthe conioides) in Hamburg" and was prepared in cooperation with the Hamburg Port Authority.