When Simon signed up to be an editor for his high school’s newspaper at age 13, he couldn’t imagine that he would end up being an actual journalist 12 years later. After graduating from an extensive journalism training with a German newspaper, for which he paused his Bachelor’s degree in European Studies, he returned to class and joined Maastricht Diplomat as a new editor in autumn 2021. Simon wants to expand his skillset by writing journalistic texts in English and making his first steps in the realm of podcasting. He’s always up for a conversation about anything, but especially about politics and societal issues. And he loves a Kölsch, Brand or coffee with it! Furthermore, Simon lives polyamorous: He doesn’t just love his girlfriend, but also his dog Luna, who the couple adopted from a Romanian shelter.