Alumna Philipp Passes

March 14, 2019

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of alumna Marie Philipp (NATI ’16), who was aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which crashed Sunday, March 10. She was 28 years old.

A German citizen, Marie completed a two-year degree at CEU, after which she interned briefly at the Minority Rights Group, in Budapest. For the past two years she worked in project management for the international development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Based in Djibouti, she specialized in institutional development for drought resilience in the Horn of Africa. 

Marie was a dear friend to many, who worked to make the world a better place. She will be missed. Our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, colleagues and classmates.