Gerrit K. Roessler is the Program Manager of the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New York. The center facilitates transatlantic collaboration by bringing together leaders in science, the humanities, and technology. The DWIH provides a platform to foster creativity and enhance innovation in a rapidly changing world. Previously, Gerrit served as the director of the German Academic International Network (GAIN), the network for German researchers working in the United States and Canada. He has published essays on building and maintaining international networks and support structures for mobile researchers in various journals in Germany and abroad. His goal is to specifically help early-career scientists and serve them as a resource and connector.
He received his Ph.D. in German literature and culture from the University of Virginia in 2013 and an Erstes Staatsexamen in music and English from the University of Dortmund, Germany in 2007. From 2011 to 2012 he worked as Assistant Adjunct Professor at Queens College, CUNY.