Our Team

Marischa Weiser

Coordination and Strategic Partnerships

Marischa is passionate about building communities, enabling co-creation, developing and applying methods to create social change in our societies. She is a coordinator, community builder and facilitator at MitOst, working in the field of culture and citizenship education. At horizontal school, she enjoys working with facilitators who spark new ideas, and building new connections between people and organizations to grow a community based on peer learning.

Ivana Mandić

Marketing and Event Management

With her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for social innovation and non-formal education, Ivana found her way to MitOst and horizontal school, where she enjoys combining those fields. She is a philologist and cultural manager by education, currently in charge of marketing and event management at MitOst, and a passionate seamstress in her free time.



Ela’s interest in non-formal education and cultural exchange brought her to horizontal school as a volunteer in the frame of European Solidarity Corps. After completing her bachelor’s degree in architecture, she was introduced to the NGO world through youth exchanges, training courses and volunteering projects. With her experience of working in different NGOs in Turkey and Italy, she is supporting horizontal school in communication and PR, administration and event management. Outside of work, she loves learning foreign languages and drawing animation characters.

Malwina Fendrych

Sparring Partner

Known for conceptual and creative thinking, Malwina has five years’ experience in developing and implementing long-term PR and communication strategies. She also coordinates educational programs in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Poland. At the age of 18, she discovered the work of Hermann Hesse, which led her to a Master’s degree in German linguistics. Since 2017, she has been working as an educator and international facilitator in citizenship education, project management, creative, critical and media literacy.

Shaivi naulakha

Social Media Management

Her interest in social media, digital marketing and creative thinking led Shaivi to MitOst as a student- where she loves creating content for social media. She is currently working on strategizing marketing plans to enable growth and build new connections between people and organizations. She is a travel and fitness enthusiast.

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