In Teheran, before she had to leave Iran, Mersa worked as a translator. Since September she is doing an apprenticeship to become an office administrator with the German Green Party. Before she did a six-months internship in the German Bundestag.

“I think everybody needs to have a task. I have worked in my home country Iran and I also want work here in Germany. I don’t want to stay at home. I think that having a job is very important for my future here in Germany.”