Alexandra Mäder has been working for Inrate within INFRAS since 2020. During an exchange semester in Osaka, Japan, she examined the political and economic developments in Japan for her bachelor thesis. Furthermore, she completed an internship in the Science and Technology Office Tokyo at the Swiss Embassy in Japan, where she was active in start-up acquisitions and reporting. During the course of her Master’s degree, she gained experience in the evaluation and development of a country strategy in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). She also worked at Siemens in the area of process optimization and product engineering during her studies.