Barbara Akdeniz

Barbara Akdeniz studied Social Pedagogy at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences from 1981 to 1986 and was elected mayor of the City of Science Darmstadt in June 2021. As a member of the municipal council, she is responsible for the areas of social affairs, youth, family, women, housing and employment policy. In her previous role as a full-time city councilor and an head of the social affairs department of the City of Darmstadt, her responsibilities included green spaces, the environment and climate protection.