Our team, the people editing and writing our columns – and developing and beautifying our site – embody the glocal spirit of this webzine/blog. All based in increasingly cosmopolitan Leipzig, they sport diverse nationalities, backgrounds and interests. They’ll be regularly taking on topics and related happenings they’re passionate about from their own unique, hybridized perspectives – combining the local and international elements and experiences they’ve gathered along their own trajectories.

Management team

Ana Beatriz Ribeiro

Ana Beatriz Ribeiro – from Brazil/USA – Founder/Editor-in-Chief

maeshelle west-davies - ph: Stefan Hopf

maeshelle west-davies – from USA/UK – Arts & Culture Director

Marina Renault - ph: Stefan Hopf

Marina Renault – from Brazil – Marketing, Advertising & Design Manager

Daniel Leon - ph: Stefan Hopf

Daniel Leon – from Venezuela – Sales & Business Development Manager


Stefan Hopf - ph: Marina Renault

Stefan Hopf – from Germany – Photographer


Alexandra Athanasopoulou Köpping – from Belgium/Greece
Good food makes good people. In this column she will be discovering the culinary diversity that exists in Leipzig by discovering new and exciting places to eat. But also by presenting the family recipes from people who live in Leipzig as a way to show the cultural diversity that exists in this city. Her favorite things to eat include pralines, Belgian cocktail sauce, a Greek sauce called aygolemono and Easter lamb and sweet watermelon.

Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos – from Germany

“I am an idealist, a Christian, a socialist, a Europeanist, and, above all, a true Leipzig-lover. That’s why I want to use this blog to write about Leipzig’s history and politics, both of which are rather inaccessible to our English-speaking audience. I hope I won’t bother you too much if I occasionally share some philosophical musings as well…”

Marjon Borsboom – We get a lot of the events, Leipzig stuff and jobs we know of from her suggestions.

DJ Buti – Provides the inspired and inspiring, heart-pumping mixes on FUNkyFRIdayz.

Rachael Clugston – Contributes with sharp political commentary on the German scene.

Prof. Helena Flam – Contributes with her sociological wisdom by writing articles on diverse topics.

Maximilian Georg – Reviews and musings.

Jessica Jacques – Politics, society, culture.

Jason Joel – Inspiring videos.

Lito Seizani – Personal insights into being an “every-day tourist;” movie reviews; poems. Her poems and other writings are to be found on the website litoseizani.com.

Lenka Seresova – Lifestyle columnist.

Kate Tyndall – Various lifestyle and culture-related topics.

Contact us: contact@leipglo.com