Theresa Heep studied political science, English studies and sociology at Heidelberg University, the University of Mannheim and San Diego State University, USA. The focus of her studies was on international relations as well as environmental and climate policy. She completed internships at the German Bundestag, the European Parliament and BASF SE.
Theresa Heep worked as a working student at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V.. Since April 2017, she has been working as a trainee in the Service Department Information and Communication with a special focus on Online Communications. In addition to her involvement in press relations and (online) editing, she is part of the Twitter team and helps to maintain the ZEW website as well as assisting in the production of the monthly ZEW newsletters.