Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro
Public domain image. Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro



Our contributors

The team managing or producing our content embody the glocal spirit of this webzine. All are based in increasingly cosmopolitan Leipzig or have a strong connection to the city, and also international experience. They sport diverse nationalities, backgrounds and interests. They’ll be regularly taking on topics they’re passionate about from their own unique, hybridized perspectives – combining the local and international (global) elements they’ve gathered along their own trajectories. Expect opinion pieces, reviews and other event- or show-specific posts, poetry and short stories, and tips on how to navigate daily life as a world citizen and Leipzig resident.

We hold team meetings monthly. Readers will be invited to some of them, to meet our contributors and brainstorm story ideas.

Project Management

Ana Beatriz Ribeiro – Founder

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Ana Beatriz Ribeiro. Photo: Justina Smile Photography

Where are you from and what do you do?

I was born in Brazil, grew up in Brazil and the US, and have lived in Europe since 2010, when I moved overseas to pursue a Master’s and then PhD. I have a background in journalism and social sciences and work at Leipzig University, where I first started in 2012.

What do you do for LeipGlo?

I founded LeipGlo in 2015 as my personal blog and have since grown along with the project more towards the business side. As the project manager, I am in charge of directing LeipGlo’s strategic vision and plans and overseeing operations and the teams within the LeipGlo team.

What are your hobbies?

Travel, singing, watching movies, writing, learning languages, and coming up with crazy ideas!

What are you in search of?

Living fearlessly.

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Event & Sales Management

Daniel Yanez Avila – Head of Sales

Daniel Yanez Avila. Photo: Micol Benaglia

Where are you from and what do you do?

I come from Concepcion, Chile. I am currently Trainee Financial Advisor for Horbach Expats, trying to help fellow expats to make the best financial decisions here in Germany.

What do you do for LeipGlo?

I am currently helping LeipGlo to expand our partnerships in Leipzig. I’m interested in cooperating with local businesses – with companies and entrepreneurs.

What are your hobbies?
I love doing sports: gym, football, running. I also love reading books, learning new things, watching series (currently watching The Last of Us), and meeting friends.

What are you in search of?

I am looking to help grow and expand the international ecosystem here in Leipzig and Germany. I love to work in motivated teams that want to do things out of their comfort zone!

Content Management

Micol Benaglia – Head of Marketing & Design

Micol Benaglia. Photo: Daniel Yanez Avila

Where are you from and what do you do?

I am from northern Italy and I have been living in Leipzig for over three years. I started my career in marketing helping German companies expand internationally. Currently, I am working for a fitness company and my main focus revolves around the realm of CRM, where I help to bolster customer engagement and satisfaction.

What do you do for LeipGlo?

I’m the “marketing girl.” My goal is to connect more international readers with LeipGlo, and help them have the best experience possible while living abroad.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy sports, reading, and traveling and visiting museums. Ice-cold landscapes are my jam, which is why I’d choose a brisk mountain hike over a lazy afternoon by the beach any day!

What are you in search of?

As an avid seeker of knowledge and growth, my top priority is to constantly push my boundaries, both in my personal and professional life. I thrive on new challenges, and the prospect of discovering something new and exciting never fails to get my adrenaline pumping!

Wendy Biddlecombe Agsar – Editor

Wendy Biddlecombe Agsar. Photo: Sam Agsar

Where are you from and what do you do?

My Heimatstadt is Buffalo, New York; I’ve lived on Florida’s Gulf Coast and moved to Leipzig from New York City in 2018. I work as a freelance journalist and editor.

What do you do for LeipGlo?

I’m the news editor!

What are your hobbies?

Traveling with my little family, gardening and taking care of my houseplants, walks in Leipzig’s woods, and practicing yoga.

What are you in search of?

Nothing more complicated than being relaxed and at-ease in the present moment… 🙂

Kim Rupp-Gregory – News Reporter

Kim Rupp-Gregory. Photo: Amelie Rupp

Where are you from and what do you do?

I’m from Wellington, New Zealand, where I worked as a senior public servant. Most recently I was working as Senior Report Analyst and Writer at New Zealand’s Office of the Ombudsman. I like working with words to make the world a better place, particularly in areas concerning human rights and international relations.

What do you do for LeipGlo?

I’m working as a reporter for LeipGlo.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy playing the piano and viola, exploring my immediate surroundings by bike, and travelling throughout Europe.

What are you in search of?

I’m keen to integrate into life in Leipzig and create a place for my family and I here where we feel at home.

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Contributing Writers

Maeshelle West-Davies – Arts & Culture (from US/UK)

maeshelle west-davies. Photo: Rachael Thorleifson

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Jessica Fayer – Human Psychology & Relationships (from Brazil)

Jessica Fayer. Photo: a fulô (@a_fulo)

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Chrissy Orlowski – Travel & Food (from Canada)

Chrissy Orlowski. (Photo: Sarah Alai)
Chrissy Orlowski. Photo: Sarah Alai

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Alfred Weis – Community Sports (from Germany)

Alfred Weis. Private photo

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Jane Whyatt – Lifestyle (from UK)

Jane Whyatt. Private photo

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Theater Reviews

Nicola Seaton-Clark (from South Africa)

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Nicola Seaton-Clark. Photo: Dirk Brzoska

Peter Seaton-Clark (from UK)

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Peter Seaton-Clark. Photo: Shira Bitan

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