Dinah Riese has studied cultural sciences at the Europe-University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). As her focal points she has set cultural history and comparing social sciences. Her main interests were eastern European contemporary history, Jewish history, constructions nationalism and identity and commemorative cultures.

She also visited some international law classes. Currently, Dinah is writing her bachelor thesis about construction of nationalism and policy of remembrance in Ukraine. Besides her studies she is active in the field of journalism.

Dinah supported CRISP as an assistant in the beginning of 2013. Having finished her internship she started developing a simulation game about the issue of migration. The result is SIMigration, which Dinah has already several times conducted in the name of CRISP and which she is still upgrading.