Chair, Germany

Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Ms. Kerestan has lived in Germany permanently since 2014. She first found Democrats Abroad in 2015 and served as a regional leader in the Cologne-Bonn area from 2016 to 2019. In February 2019, she was elected as Country Chair of DA Germany. Her role focuses on finding Americans in Germany, educating them about the process of voting from abroad, and getting Democrats elected. She leads an extensive team of volunteers in over 35+ German cities to do just this.

Ms. Kerestan holds a BA in Politics and German from Juniata College and a MA in Politikwissenschaften from the University of Bonn. In addition to her volunteer role with Democrats Abroad, Ms. Kerestan is an academic editor and German-English translator at the University of Bonn. She is also pursuing her PhD there with a dissertation focused on overseas absentee voting policy.

Ms. Kerestan is currently based in Munich.