The Youth Section is currently led by Dr. Constanza Kaliks. The team is made up of young people aged 24 – 31 from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. All of us are passionate to support young people like ourselves who are actively questioning the role that our generations play in the shaping of reality today and for the future.
Dr. Constanza Kaliks (Leader since 2012)
Born in 1967 in Chile, Constanza Kaliks grew up and lived mostly in Brasil. Constanza completed her studies of Mathematics in São Paulo, and went on to be mathematics teacher at the Escola Rudolf Steiner in São Paulo for 19 years. There she was also a teacher in the Waldorf Teacher training. Constanza has a Masters Degree in Education and recently completed her Ph.D on Nicolaus of Cuse. She is married with two children. Since January 2012, Constanza has been the Leader of the Youth Section at the Goetheanum and was recently nominated to the Vorstand of the GoetheanumD
Ioana Viscrianu (Co-worker since 2015)
Ioana was born and grew up in Romania, where she was active in the Youth Section.
She studied economics and psychology in Bucharest and finished her training in biography work. Afterwards she moved to Germany where she continued her study at Alanus Hochschule and worked in the social field with people from different cultures.
Andrea De La Cruz (Co-worker since 2017)
Andrea de la Cruz was born in Madrid, Spain. She attended Waldorf School, has two art degrees from UK universities and a certificate in Waldorf education. Since 2011 she works in youth-oriented projects as a researcher, event organiser and facilitator, and offering mentorship opportunities for young people. She is interested in engaging actively with initiatives that work out of a genuine interest in exploring the essential questions of humanity, the nature of relationships and the renewal of individual human impulse in service of the future.
Johannes Kronenberg (Co-worker since April 2019)
Johannes grew up in the forests of Bosch en Duin in the mids of Camphill Christophorus, The Netherlands. Ignited by the question how to work towards ‘the Good’ and societal transformation, he studied a Bachelor of Arts in the city of Arnhem and a Master of Science in sustainability and leadership in Karlskrona, Sweden. He has been involved in strategic sustainability work, developing education programs on bachelor level, master level and informal learning initiatives, artistic research and the Youth Section of the Netherlands since 2014. In spring 2019 Johannes joined our team.
Rocio Ferrera (Scholarship since October 2019)
Rocío Ferrera grew up in Buenos Aires, where she went to a Waldorf school. She did her studies in music school in order to become a music school teacher. Later Rocío attended the Waldorf Teacher Studies and became a Waldorf primary school teacher. Next to this she also participated in programs for social development with art and social transformation. In 2015 she joined the Youth Section in Buenos Aires, as a place to learn and fight for a better world as she says herself. Together with friends they organised annual conferences, courses and study groups.
From October 2019 onwards Rocío is going to be part of the Youth Section at the Goetheanum in the scholarship position we offer. She is very excited to join us and work with the house and other initiatives.
Till Julien Höffner & Ronja Eis (Co-workers 2018 – 2019)
Till and Ronja grew up in Germany, North-Rhine Westfalia where they visited the Freie Waldorfschule Dinslaken. Both of them were activly engaged in the students council in High School. In 2015 they were elected to be board members at the WaldorfSV. As parts of the WaldorfSV they organised several national students conferences. This eventually led them to the Youth Section where they helped organising the international students conference “What connects us?” in 2015, the “Am I Faust?” conference in 2016 as well as the “Challenges of our time – seeking for a global conscioussnes by facing myself” conference in 2017. After they graduated from school in 2017 they both traveled in Latin America for a year. In October 2018 they started working at the Youth Section at the Goetheanum, where they are currently organising the international students conference “COURAGE”.