Linus Sehn

Tech Generalist and budding Psychotherapist with a Master's in International Relations. Also available for freelance work at the intersection of technology and society.

Mannheim, Germany, CET



I think of myself as a generalist rooted in a foundation of political science, philosophy, economics, and now, psychology. I hold a Master's degree in International Relations and my career thus far has spanned roles in open-source software engineering and system administration, academia and think tanks. With several years of experience managing projects and managing technical systems, I'm adept at navigating complex environments and delivering solutions that meet diverse needs. Currently training as a psychotherapist, I am keen on applying a humanist perspective to my technical work, aiming to improve our individual and collective relationships with emerging technologies.


Otto Selz Institute

2024 - current

Technical Consultant

Responsible for the internal IT infrastructure and the technical aspects of conducting psychological experiments (e.g. eye tracking).

Free Software Foundation Europe

2021 - 2023

Senior Project Manager & System Administrator

Modernized the FSFE's fully self-owned, free-software infrastructure stack. Implemented new features to internal donation and member management tools. Won the EU Datathon 2022 (25.000€) with the TEDective project. Worked on the REUSE 1.0.0 release.

Research Assistant

Supported the GUARDINT project by conducting data analysis and developing web-based visualisations.

Federal Foreign Office

Jan 2020 - Apr 2020


Analysed countries' positions on allowing foreign companies to provide 5G infrastructure using both confidential and open sources.

Free University of Berlin

Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Lora Anne Viola Ph.D.

Presented a paper at and supported the organisation of the project’s section at the 2019 ECPR Conference and participated in and contributed to the project’s workshop in Krakow hosting some of the leading scholars in the field of surveillance studies.


University of Mannheim

2023 - 2026
BSc in Psychology

FU Berlin, HU Berlin, University of Potsdam

2017 - 2022
MA in International Relations

University of Manchester

2014 - 2017
BA(Hons) in Politics, Philosophy & Economics