Lena Pollmann studied political science and peace and conflict studies in Würzburg and Magdeburg. She works as a project coordinator in the “International Cybersecurity” research focus since January 2021. From July 2017 until October 2020, she was a researcher at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg focusing on African security governance and norms linked to military missions in Africa. Before returning to an academic career, she worked in humanitarian aid in South Sudan and Iraq.