Nele Tast, born in 1992 in Berlin, studied cultural management and cultural policy in international comparison at the University of Hildesheim (Germany) and at Bilgi University in Istanbul (Turkey). In Istanbul, she gained professional experience in projects of the Anadolu Kültür Foundation. In Hildesheim, she worked for the Arts Rights Justice Academy Hildesheim on the topic of politically persecuted artists. In Hanover, she worked for an independent theatre and the State Opera in the field of public relations. She is currently working for the City of Hanover in the cultural office as coordinator for the international city twinnings with Bristol, Hiroshima and Blantyre.