Tobias Gerhard Schminke leads Europe Elects. Since the founding of Europe Elects in May 2014, the team has grown to consist of 32 experts on polls and elections in Europe. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Science with a Political Science minor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and Haifa University, Israel. He is currently working towards his Master of Arts in International Development Studies in Halifax, Canada, with a focus on trade unions in East Africa. Schminke was the editor-in-chief of the multi-lingual magazine treffpunkteuropa.de from 2015 to 2018.