Patrick Riechert graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College in St. Paul, USA. There, he majored in Political Science with a minor in Media and Cultural Studies as well as a concentration in Critical Theory. He completed internships at the NGO Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. and the think tank Global Public Policy institute, both in Berlin. In October 2016 he began his Masters in Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. At the HIIG he is a student worker for the Internet Policy Review journal.