Mareike Thiedeitz finished her Master degree in civil engineering in Luebeck, Germany in 2018 and now focuses her research in concrete technologies as a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Technical University Munich, Germany. In 2018, she started a collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation for Women Empowerment in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, to build a dance and learning center together with the organization and German students. Since then, she and her students focus especially on the integration of traditional and local building techniques and possibilities and investigate the use of agro-wastes for the use in concrete both in the field and in the laboratory.
Mareike fights for gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women all over the world. For this reason, she does not only collaborate with the NGO, but engages also in Soroptimist International, a global service and networking organization for women.
Within her research, she tries to combine her fields of interest to find solutions for sustainable and integrative building approaches that contribute to social justice and a healthy environment.