Carolin Schönen studied agricultural and animal sciences at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Since 2020, she has been working as a project coordinator at EQAsce for the model and special project TriangleNet.NRW. As a research assistant, she was previously actively involved in the EIP.NRW project GeTie (Gemeinschaftsleistung Tierwohl). During an internship at the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia in the project group livestock strategy, she gained, among other things, insights into the work of public-private partnership networks. She takes on a bridging function between EQAsce, the state ministry, the regional and cross-border networks as well as the institutes of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Bonn.