Judith Ihl joined DEval as an evaluator in June 2021. Previously she worked as a student research assistant at the institute for two years. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Regional Studies of Latin America and Social Sciences, including a semester abroad in Buenos Aires. She gained her Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Cologne. In her master thesis, she analyzed the empowerment and inclusion potential of cooperatives for people with disabilities in Germany and Morocco. She gained practical experience abroad during a weltwärts volunteer service and an internship in Mexico.