Who We Are

We are a diverse, international team of young volunteers with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. We are united by a belief in climate solutions, through policy reform as well as individual and collective action. At ClimaTalk we demystify climate policy and showcase young people’s work and projects, so everyone can understand and follow these complex issues and we can spark positive change around the world.

We welcome volunteers on a running basis, so if you’d like to join our team you can apply by filling out this form!

Our Executive Committee

Georgia Fulton
Editor-in-Chief & Director of Content

Georgia researches and teaches at the University of Geneva, having studied English literature at Cambridge and Durham. She is Editor-in-Chief at ClimaTalk. Currently she can be found in the mountains around Geneva when not in the library!

Emma Heiling
CEO & Co-Founder

Emma is currently doing her Master’s in Environmental Policy at the university of Sciences Po in Paris. She has a bachelor’s degree in Land Economy (Environment, Law and Economics) from the University of Cambridge and co-founded ClimaTalk at the end of her final year in June 2020. She is also very passionate about animal rights and a big vegan foodie.

Gianna Compagno
COO & Director of Communications and Outreach

Gianna is a third-year undergraduate student studying Human, Social, and Political Sciences at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. After university, she plans to pursue manufacturing reform, sustainability, and environmental support in the fashion industry. She spends her free time creative writing and singing loudly.

Our Leadership Team

Reinout Debergh
EU Policy Project Lead

Reinout is lead of the EU Policy Team. Reinout graduated in Geology and Environmental Science. Currently, he is doing an internship at the NGO Transport & Environment focusing on aviation. He loves travelling and English football.

Viola Raffaeli
EU Policy Project Lead

Viola is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in European and International Public Policy at the London School of Economics, with a focus on economic, social and racial inequality. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen. She is passionate about the environment and sustainability, and wrote her undergraduate dissertation on the link between renewable energy and public opinion.

Matt Ball
COP27 Project Lead

Matthew is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Geography at Durham University. His primary interests, both academically & personally, include paleoclimatology, sustainability, environmental risk and climate change solutions. He started working within both the COP26 & Social Media teams at ClimaTalk and is looking to take up a job centering around ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) or climate change management following his university studies.

Alexandra Nikolin
Research Team Lead

Alexandra is a 3rd year Natural Sciences student at Cambridge, specialising in conservation science and applied ecology. Throughout her time at Cambridge she has been the Green Officer and Ethical Affairs Executive for Fitzwilliam College, as well as being an active member of Cambridge University Environmental Consulting Society. In September, Alexandra plans to start her MSc in Global Environmental Change and Policy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In addition to policy, Alexandra is especially interested in the role biodiversity plays in the climate crisis.

Kendra Williams
Public Relations Team Lead

Kendra is in her second year studying English and History at the University of York, and is very passionate about sustainability and environment protection. She is specifically interested in how people can communicate the environmental message and help it reach a wider audience, something she is excited to do in her role at ClimaTalk.

Virginia Raffaeli
YCLD Project Lead

Virginia is a law and policy researcher currently working for the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) in Switzerland. Before, she worked as a Legal Intern for the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), focusing on the impact of climate change on land in the context of indigenous and women’s rights. She holds an LL.B. from the University of Durham and an LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy.

Ellie Gold
YCLD Project Lead

Bernarda Parodi
Video Team Lead

Bernarda is currently based in Madrid, working as a freelance video editor and designer. She has experience working in TV and social media, after studying her double degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communications.  She is passionate about protecting our planet and changing the world through the efforts of small communities with a feminist and inclusive perspective.

Irene Domínguez Pérez
Website Team Lead

Irene is a Industrial Engineering graduate by the Technical University of Madrid, currently finishing her Double Degree Master in Electromechanical Engineering in the Brussels Faculty of Engineering. Her growing concern for sustainability issues led her to analyse the environmental impact of power generation in her Bachelor thesis. She’s also an alumna of the EIT Climate-KIC Journey 2020 and looks forward to working in tackling environmental challenges.

Afef Abdelli
Design Team Lead

Marko Milutinovic
Social Media Team Lead

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