Team constellation 2020 – 2021 from left to right: Johannes Kronenberg (NL), Vincent Eichholz (DE), Tim Bauer (DE), Till Höffner (DE), Constanza Kaliks (BRA), Ioana Viscrianu (RO), Ronja Eis (DE), Andrea de la Cruz (ESP).
The Youth Section is currently led by Dr. Constanza Kaliks. The team is made up of young people aged 20 – 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 Brazil. 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 Ph.D. in Education with a thesis on Nicolaus of Cuse. She is married with two children. She has been the Leader of the Youth Section at the Goetheanum since 2012 and is part of the board of the Goetheanum since 2015.
Ioana Viscrianu (Co-worker since 2015)
Born in 1988 in Romania, Ioana completed her studies in International Business (B.Sc.) and Psychology (B.Sc.) in Bukarest. With 23 she moved to Germany and continued her studies at Alanus University in the field of Biography Research with Prof. Dr. Heinritz. At the moment she is doing her specialization in Clinical Psychology (MSc.) She worked in the field of intercultural child and youth welfare and in different organizations with children and youth in the field of mental health, as well as in the field of curative education and social therapy. Ioana is part of the Youth Section team since 2015 and co-worker of the General Anthroposophical Section since 2020.
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 with his family living and working in Camphill Christophorus, Bosch en Duin in the The Netherlands. He conducted a Bachelor of Arts at University of the Arts in Arnhem and a Master of Science in sustainability and leadership in 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.
Till Julien Höffner & Ronja Eis (Co-workers 2018 – 2019 & 2020-2021)
Till and Ronja grew up in Germany, North-Rhine Westfalia where they visited the Freie Waldorfschule Dinslaken. Both of them were actively 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 consciousness by facing myself” conference in 2017. After they graduated from school in 2017, they both travelled 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”. Since September 2020 Ronja en Till joined our team again in combination with their current online studies at the University of London.
Gaia Termopoli (Co-worker since March 2021)
Born and grown up on a farm in the countryside of Urbino, Italy, Gaia Termopoli graduated from the National Academy of Drama in Rome as a theatre actress and continued her studies with a Master’s degree in pedagogy and educational planning. In the anthroposophical field, she deepened her knowledge of pedagogy by graduating as a Waldorf kindergarten teacher and of theatre by training in “Sprachgestaltung”. Passionate about theatre and pedagogy, she developed the teaching of theatre education especially in the field of physical and mental disabilities with minors and adults. Since 2018 she has been living in Dornach, where she worked at the “Freier Waldorf Kindergarten”, and from September 2021, she will start a doctorate at the University of Bern in theatre science.
Since March 2021, she has been responsible for the Youth Section house in Dornach.