Scientific Project Officer
Mountain Research Initiative



Michèle Egger, a Swiss national, joined the MRI Coordination Office in 2022 as a Scientific Project Officer. In this position she organizes scientific projects and events, and manages the MRI Expert Database. 

Michèle has an interdisciplinary background in social sciences, holding a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva and a Master’s degree with honors in International Development from Sciences Po Paris. During her academic studies she focused on environmental governance, economics, and China. Following on from this, Michèle gained first professional experience as an intern at the Embassy of Switzerland in Peru and at the University of Bern's Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), where her research contributions particularly explored multi-stakeholder engagement in the context of transdisciplinary research. Overall, she takes a special interest in the science-policy interface and the economy of sustainable development in mountain regions. 

Following a passion for mountains and the outdoors, Michèle loves to spend her free time climbing, skiing, hiking, or highlining somewhere in the Alps. 


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