Luisa Rollenhagen

Luisa Rollenhagen is an Argentinian-German freelance journalist based in Berlin. She’s worked for publications including Deutsche Welle, GQ, The Guardian, and BuzzFeed.

Her first paycheck: “I believe I got my first paycheck in 2007, when I was working as a waitress at a beach bar. The money was awful, maybe €7 an hour? I once spilled six beers on a man because I stumbled in the sand while having to balance a full tray on one hand.”

Latest articles

Hamburg’s swanfather: Keeping birds out of trouble since 1674

Olaf Nieß holds one of the oldest civil servant jobs in Germany. His most important task? Taking care of Hamburg’s swans.

Issue 4: Security
Pipelines of dollars in Venezuela

Remittances in U.S. dollars are the bedrock of the fragile Venezuelan economy. But those dollars that millions of people depend on to survive aren’t always easy to come by. 

Issue 1: Lifelines