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SPF Global Board
Natalie Voll | Co-Founder & President
As President and co-founder of SPF, Natalie oversees all SPF branches and departments globally. She believes that improving educational and vocational opportunities for youths worldwide is crucial to overcoming poverty, inequality, and hardship. Natalie studied Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in New York, where she founded the SPF Columbia branch. In her free time, Natalie likes doing yoga, reading non-fiction, and exploring new places and food.
Max Behrens | Co-Founder & Chairman
Max has two full-time jobs - besides chairing the Students' Philanthropic Foundation and working with Plan International in Germany and Italy, he runs a boutique travel agency focused on creative immersion (contemporary + historic) in underrepresented communities, planning excursions to Turkmenistan, Bhutan, Suriname and others over the past year. He credits the incredible community at Casa Wabi in Oaxaca, Mexico for putting him on this path.
Ann Sophie Wisser | Communication & Technology
As head of Communications and co-founder, Ann Sophie takes care of SPF's website, google analytics and is responsible for the organization's global brand strategy and image. Ann Sophie firmly believes that education builds the foundation for continuous improvement in the quality of life and economic development; as a fundamental right, it should be available and accessible to all. She is pursuing a degree in Economics at the University of Mannheim in Germany. In her free time, Ann Sophie enjoys reading Bloomberg's latest posts and following digital artists.
Carlos Marti Artes de Arcos | Operations
As head of Operations, Carlos manages all existing branches, ensures efficient communication with the global board, and oversees their short and long-term goals. He has a passion for helping others and believes that safe and accessible education is key for growth and equality. Carlos first joined SPF as a branch president at ESADE University back in 2019, where he is pursuing a double degree in Law and Business Management. In his free time, he loves boxing, riding motorcycles, and skiing.
Elias is both co-founder and SPF's head of Finance. He initiates new donation campaigns and manages the foundation's finances. Devoted to his strong belief in the right to education and equality for children, he actively shaped SPF into the student-led charity it is today. Elias graduated from Warwick Business School in the UK, where he studied Management and is currently working in Frankfurt. Besides number-crunching, Elias can be found catching the latest art show, creating unique pasta dishes, or planning his next travel adventure.
Emilia Webhofer | Fundraising & Social Media
As head of Fundraising, Emilia oversees SPF’s fundraising strategy, keeps in touch with donors, and coordinates our speaker series. She has been passionate about equality, female empowerment, and social change for a long time and strongly believes education is at the root of achieving growth and new opportunities for children worldwide. Emilia is currently studying Economics and Management in Art, Culture and Communication at Bocconi University in Milan. In her free time, you might find her reading books on current politics, history, psychology and art, thinking about her next travel experience, or pursuing her photography hobby.
Kim Voll | Alumni Network
Kim has been a part of SPF since high school and always resonated with the charity's core values. As head of Strategy, she is responsible for expanding the organization, simultaneously working towards a closer-knit network among branches and members. Kim sees education as one of the basic needs that should be accessible to everyone. She is pursuing a degree in International Economics and Management at University Bocconi in Milan. When she is not painting or taking walks, she loves to cook!
Naomi Stranz | Strategy
As Head of Strategy, Naomi's primary objective is to broaden SPF's outreach and establish new branches. During her Bachelor studies and before joining the global board, she was Head of Finance at the SPF Amsterdam branch, where she managed the financing of local fundraising events. Naomi sees SPF as a way to give something in return and initiate change within her global role.