Germany-Alumni portraits

Julieta Rojo: “I am a Mexican with a Cologne soul”

Julieta Rojo’s life was shaped by Germany from an early age. After attending a German school, she embarked on a degree in medicine at the National Autonomous University (UNAM). Rojo went to the University of Cologne on a scholarship in 1977. Even today, the doctor from Mexico maintains close ties with the country – professionally and personally.

Nyanda Elias Ntinginya: “I wanted to be where the answers to diseases come from”

Dr Nyanda Elias Ntinginya has made his way from a small village near the Victoria Lake to the top of the renowned Mbeya Medical Research Center (MMRC) which is part of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania. On his way, Ntinginya has been supported by his parents, passionate researchers and doctors in Tanzania and Germany.

Natalia Freitas: “I can’t imagine life without art”

DAAD alumna Natalia Freitas has made her hobby her career – and with considerable success: she has already worked at the Disney studios and on producing the animated film “Moana”. She got there as a result of having a concrete plan and over ten years of hard work.