Petra Dankova is a social worker with nine years of experience developing and leading projects for displaced women, men and children. She has worked extensively with both faith-based and secular organizations and focuses on the fields of psychosocial assistance, education and rights-based community development. She is an external lecturer of social work with migrants and refugees at the College for Applied Sciences Würzburg - Schweinfurt, teaching courses on gender-sensitive social work, human rights and NGO management. She collaborates with the initiative Willkommen mit Musik connecting music, psychosocial care and integration for newcomers to Germany. She holds a Master in Social Work from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Originally from the Czech Republic, she currently lives and works in Germany.