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Björn Wagenpfeil

Björn Wagenpfeil
Program Officer
Pronouns: he/him

Björn joined Rainbow Railroad in 2018 as a Research Coordinator and has since transitioned into the role of a Program Officer. Given his strong interest in human rights, international politics, and global migration trends, he is thrilled to be part of Rainbow Railroad’s Program Development team and help vulnerable LGBTQI individuals across the world find safety. Björn loves people and takes inspiration from working with and coordinating Rainbow Railroad’s wonderful volunteers.

Björn studied in Germany and France and holds an MA in Sociology with a specialization in Global Affairs. He has written on multicultural policies in Canada and previously worked as a Research Assistant at Bielefeld University where he facilitated a study on international justice attitudes. Outside of work, Björn loves to read, play piano, and work out. As a passionate tennis player, he is always up for a good match on the hard courts of Toronto.

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