Portrait of Eike Marten

Eike Marten

Advisor, Thrive Hubs

LocationHickerson House, Room 202


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Alma Mater

Hamburg University, Hamburg in Germany


M.A. in Sociology, Political Science, and Anthropology
Ph.D. in Sociology and Gender and Diversity Studies

Additional Languages

German (1st language)
French (intermediate)
Spanish (basic)

What I enjoy most about working with students:

Learning about students, their aspirations, passions, fears, and hopes, and helping to find ways to dream, succeed, and live well through college – even when, or especially when you never thought you’d belong here.

My hometown:

A tiny village in rural northern Germany is where I grew up, and Hamburg in Germany is where I lived for about 20 years. Then I moved to Chicago, and now I live in Durham.

First job out of college:

Tour manager and roadie for indie rock and punk bands. Not the healthiest employment option but makes for some good stories.

Lowest grade I got as an undergrad:

C- in Statistics I + II

If I didn’t work for Advising I would:

Be a wolf biologist doing field work.

Bucket list item

Dog sledding in Alaska and getting better at Spanish.