Vanessa Schwaiger studied Social Sciences (B.A.) and Empirical Political and Social Research (M.A.) at the University of Stuttgart. During her master studies, she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Social Sciences in the Department of Political Theory and Empirical Democracy Research. Since September 2021, she has been working as a research associate in the project "Youth Study Baden-Württemberg 2022.” Her research focuses on Democratic Innovations.