|Name Terry Reintke|
|Role German member of Parliament|
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Theresa Reintke (born 9 May 1987) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. She is a member of the Alliance '90/The Greens, part of the The Greens–European Free Alliance. From 2011 to 2013 she was the spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens.
Reintke was born and raised in Gelsenkirchen. She studied political science at the Otto-Suhr-Institut of the Free University of Berlin, where her thesis was on "Local NGOs and sexualised violence in the Balkan conflicts", was a member of the executive board of German Green Youth from 2008 to 2009, and from 2011 to 2013 was the spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens. She has also worked as a researcher at the Bundestag for representative Ulrich Schneider.
Elected to the European Parliament in the May 2014 election, she reported on her first week as a representative in a widely discussed YouTube video with fellow Green representatives Jan Philipp Albrecht and Ska Keller, which led to criticism of her ability to work with opponents.