Even during her school years, Kerstin Wetjen, born in 1994, was concerned with climate change, renewable energies and sustainable energy supply. As a result, she dealt with these topics scientifically during her studies in Energy and Environmental Management (B.Eng.) at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. During this time, she gained experience during her semester abroad at the Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie and her internship at IBIS Power in Eindhoven, Netherlands, among others.
With her Master's degree in Sustainable Energy Technology (M.Sc.) at the Technical University of Braunschweig, she specialized in energy distribution. In the course of this, she dealt with the legal and regulatory framework of voltage-level and cross-grid reactive power management in her student research project. In her master thesis, she developed and investigated fallback strategies in case of an information and communication disturbance in the distribution network, which she wrote at Braunschweiger Netz GmbH. Currently, Ms. Wetjen works as a secondary technology engineer at Netze BW GmbH.