Mariya Merkusheva is a freelance journalist and translator based in Berlin, Germany. Originally from Ukraine, she migrated to Germany at the age of 11. Mariya holds a degree in Sociology and Philosophy. She has previously worked with organizations such as Reporters without Borders and contributed to media outlets like Krautreporter, Vice, and Tagesspiegel. Her work primarily centers around Berlin but extends to broader contexts, covering issues like migration, integration, and citizen rights. Mariya also actively serves as an interpreter for refugees from Eastern Europe. Her unique perspective as a Ukrainian migrant enriches her work, providing valuable insights into the challenges faced by the immigrant community in Germany.