Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

Vienna, Austria

Monika Froehler

Chief Executive Officer

Julia Zimmerman

Program and Organizational Associate

Julia Zimmerman is an American national who has been living in Vienna since 2013. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in California, Julia moved to Vienna to work and complete her Master’s degree in International Relations. During her career, Julia has worked as a teacher, journalist and with the international NGO CARE on a project to end child marriage occurring in Nepal and Bangladesh. As a journalist, Julia has had articles published on In Depth News, SDGs for All, and East West Institute on topics related to gender equality, empowerment and security. She is a dedicated advocate and member of the V-Day movement to end gender-based violence globally, organizing events both in the USA and abroad.


Viola Christian

Program and Organizational Associate

As a multi-ethnic individual and a dual citizen of Germany and the United States, Viola represents a lot of what it means to overstep imaginary borders as a global citizen. In her free time Viola volunteers at the UN Women National Committee of Austria, promoting the empowerment of women in Jordan’s largest refugee camp Za’atari through education, safety and economic independence. Previously, she gained non profit experience working at the Austrian Fundraising Association and in a Berlin social startup, constantly advocating how modern technology and innovation can contribute to civil society’s capacity to change our world for the better.

Minji Kwag

Communications and Media Associate

Minji Kwag has served as a Global Reporter of Korean Government Broadcasting Service (KTV), reporting on global affairs in more than 10 countries since 2015, for which she was granted the Minister’s Award from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. She co-founded Seoul Young Leaders Club as a branch of the Rotary Club of Seoul and served as a Programming Chair. She is also one of the co-founders and board members of East Africa’s first talent incubating company, Moment of Music Entertainment, and conducted various projects to empower women and youth in Ethiopia. Previously she worked as an intern at the UNIDO ITPO Korea and as a KOICA ODA Intern at Seoul National University.