|Nadja Yvonne Hirsch|
Nadja Hirsch in February 2014
|Member of the European Parliament|
13 July 1978 |
|Political party||Free Democratic Party of Germany|
|Alma mater||Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich|
Nadja Yvonne Hirsch (born 13 July 1978) is a German politician, who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2009 for the Free Democratic Party of Germany, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.
Education and career
Hirsch was born in Munich. In 1998 she obtained her university entry level qualification (Abitur) from Edith-Stein-Gymnasium in Munich. From 2001 to 2003, she was a Scholar of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. In 2005 she graduated in Psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and went on to study Economy at FernUniversität Hagen. She then worked as a freelance psychologist and mediator and in 2007 entered the International Visitor Leadership Program of the United States Department of State.
Hirsch became a member of the Free Democratic Party of Germany and of the Young Liberals in 1999. She was a member of the city council of Munich from 2002 to 2009. From 2008 to 2009 she also chaired the parliamentary group of the Free Democratic Party of Germany in the city council.
In 2009 Hirsch was elected to the European Parliament as the leading candidate of the Free Democratic Party in Bavaria and number 9 on the Federal list of candidates. Since then she has been a member of the parliamentary group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. She is vice-chairperson of the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and a substitute in the Committee on Culture and Education. Hirsch is a member of the Delegation for relations with the US, the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula and the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia.
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