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!

Emma Heiling
President & Co-founder

Emma is a Cambridge University graduate in Land Economy (Environment, Law and Economics) and has spent the last year back home in Vienna, Austria, on a gap year mostly working on ClimaTalk. She is also co-leading the Sustainable Development Working Group at Generation Climate Europe and starting a 2-year Master’s in Environmental Policy at Sciences Po, Paris, in September.

Gianna Compagno
Vice-President

Gianna is a third-year undergraduate student studying Human, Social, and Political Sciences (with a focus on Sociology and Politics/International Relations) at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. She has participated in environmental societies while at University, including serving as Vice President and founding member of Trinity Ethical and Green Affairs. She currently serves as one of ClimaTalk’s Vice Presidents and the head of Networking and Outreach. Her objective after she completes her undergraduate degree and Master’s is to pursue manufacturing reform, sustainability, and environmental support in the fashion industry.

Toby Antippas
Vice-President

Toby is a third-year Natural Sciences undergraduate at the University of Cambridge. He has been involved with student-driven sustainability projects in research and community initiatives. He is particularly interested in the energy transition and has previously worked with the European Horizons policy incubator to publish work on climate resilience planning in urban landscapes.

Abi Clarke
Content Planner

Abi is an Environmental Science 2019 graduate from the University of Exeter and currently working as an Environmental and Sustainability consultant at an energy consultancy in London. She has experience in energy policy, hydrogen policy and strategies, food sustainability and environmental communication. She was a participant of the EIT Climate-KIC Journey 2020 and feels passionately about making climate and environmental policy accessible to everyone.

Arsum Pathak
Content Planner

Arsum is a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Science and Policy program at the University of South Florida. Her research interests lie in climate change impacts, adaptation, and resilience planning. Through her research, she wants to explore creative and collaborative solutions for climate change. Arsum is passionate about bridging the science-policy gap and strives to inform policy and decision-making through her research. She serves as a Content Planner and contributes towards creating engaging content for ClimaTalk.

Iris Kwok
Content Planner

Iris is a Human, Social, and Political Sciences student (specialising in Politics and Sociology) at the University of Cambridge. She is interested in the intersection of sustainability and other social issues, especially in how solutions can address both topics. She also enjoys learning about technological innovations and economic frameworks that tackle these problems.

Kyanna Ouyang
Content Planner

Kyanna is a Natural Sciences student (specialising in Pathology) at the University of Cambridge. She is mainly interested in the applications and potential of biotechnology in sustainability, especially in the context of food sustainability and sustainable fashion. In her role as a content planner for ClimaTalk, she works to design inspiring content that will bring a more hopeful perspective to the hugely complex and oftentimes distressing issue of climate change.

Sebastian Hettrich
Editors Team Lead & Author

Sebastian has studied physics and astrophysics before pursuing his PhD degree in meteorology on atmospheric dispersion modelling of radionuclides. From 2017 to 2020 he has been working at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg as scientific project manager for the decadal climate prediction system MiKlip, which is now in operational use at the German Weather Service. Since 2019 he is working at the Leibniz University Hannover as project coordinator for MOSAIK-2, a scientific project to develop an urban climate model to be used by city planners and city administration to adapt cities to climate change. Aside from that, Sebastian has been active in several volunteer groups and organisations determined to advocate sustainability, nature and climate protection.

Georgia Fulton
Author Coordinator & Editor-in-Chief

Georgia has just graduated from Cambridge with an MPhil in Renaissance Literature. While pursuing postgraduate research, she led a campaign to hold the university’s green credentials to account, by ensuring that their new energy procurement contract was genuinely progressive: with a resultant contract deriving all electricity from 100% renewables and no biomass. She is also involved in the HS2 Rebellion campaign. Her role at ClimaTalk is coordinating authors and editors so that the publication runs smoothly.

Alice Todd
Editor

Alice is studying for a Master’s in Climate Change at King’s College London, having recently graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Biology. At Bristol, she led a community gardening society, collaborating with local charities on various environmental projects. Her main interests lie in the interaction between food security, sustainable agriculture and climate change, with a particular focus on China where she spent several months studying on a university scholarship.

Isabel Siggers
Editor

Isabel is a 2nd year Earth Sciences student at Trinity College, Cambridge. She spends her summers in the United States working for her local government’s parks department, and such she approaches her studies with an interest not just in climate science but the manner in which new discoveries are communicated to and utilized by the general public and their governments. Her areas of interest include sustainable sources of energy, policies such as the carbon tax, and the increased prevalence and impacts of severe weather events.

Keziah Florin-Sefton
Content Planner & Author

Keziah is a second year undergraduate, currently studying Politics and Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She is primarily interested in understanding how national and international climate policies are actualised in local settings. This has led her to explore the importance of town planning and architecture in dictating climate conscious decision-making. She is also involved in the Foodcycle Cambridge, an organization that repurposes surplus food.

Robin Fontaine
EU Policy Team Co-Lead & Author

Robin is a Leiden University graduate in Crisis and Security Management, specialised in environmental security and climate diplomacy. He is working with the young peacebuilders academy and the Geneva peacebuilding platform on the environmental security white paper and Volt Europa in communication and policy. Robin is interested in land use and nature based solutions in disaster and crisis response. He is joining ClimaTalk as an author and networking & outreach team member.

Lucian Morié
Editor

Lucian is a graduate in Human, Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. He is currently pursuing internships and work experience during his gap year before undertaking a Master’s in Environmental Policy. His third year social anthropology dissertation focused on media representations of farmers and the moral politics of environmentalism in France. He is looking to increase his knowledge of environmental science, economics and law to complement his social and cultural analyses. Areas that are of particular interest to him are Nature-based solutions, zero-growth economics and natural resource governance.

Jeevan Shemar
Author & Editor

Jeevan is a law student primarily interested in human rights and public law. His climate-related interests mostly concern the social and economic implications of (local and international) environmental policy. He is involved in various third-sector organisations and believes in the ability of democratically accountable, collective institutions to improve people’s lives. He works with ClimaTalk as an editor and author.

Sakshi Rai
Content Planning

Sakshi has a background predominantly in Law, having studied it at undergraduate level at King’s College London, and then specialized in Public International Law at LSE. Her interests lie in the intersection between institutional climate governance and law, and the role of non-state actors in driving change in climate policy and seeking climate justice. Currently she is training to become a solicitor but has experience of researching nation state exits from environmental treaties, as well as assisting her Professors in producing the newly-published Transnational Environmental Law Handbook. Her own Master’s dissertation focussed on analysing Extinction Rebellion as a case-study in driving informal legal change, and tools it utilized to gain more formal, institutional attention.

Hannah Harrison
Publications Coordinator & Editor

Hannah is a 2nd year Geography student at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She describes her first year of studying at Cambridge as pivotal in not only her approach to environmental sustainability, but also in her becoming an Editor for ClimaTalk. In her spare time, she tutors A level geography students, is a committee member for her university’s geography magazine and helps to organise her college’s geography society. Hailing from a state-comprehensive school, she is keen to make environmentalism more accessible through her work and is excited to be a part of the ClimaTalk team!

Patrizia Gragnani
Content Planning

Patrizia has a background in economics and business and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Management for Sustainability at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. Her research is focused on municipal governance for climate change mitigation. She is involved in consultancy projects with regional and municipal governments concerning climate change and sustainability. She hopes that in the future, all governments will put sustainability and climate change at the center of their agenda. She was awarded the Korean Government Scholarship in 2015 thanks to which she pursued an MBA in South Korea, and has worked in different international startups.

Akshay Jamdade
Author

Akshay Jamdade is an Environmentalist,  2020 Electrical Engineer graduate. He was introduced to the SDGs through AIESEC and since then it has been his mission to design a sustainable planet. Whilst being in the second year of his Bachelors he took a plethora of roles in AIESEC as Project Manager, International Relations Manager for Greece, India and few of Middle Eastern countries working towards the SDGs. He started a chapter of FridaysForFuture in his city Nashik to mitigate consequences of climate change and organised TEDxNashik Countdown to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. His major area of focus is Clean Energy Transition and targets of SDG 7, 13, 14 and 15. With his academic background in Engineering, Technical Knowledge and his International Leadership and Management experience, he strives to create, lead and follow a pathway towards a Sustainable Future.

Reinout Debergh
EU Policy Team Co-Lead & Author

Reinout has a Master’s degree in Geology from KU Leuven (Belgium) and a Double Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria). He is currently doing an internship in Brussels at the NGO Bellona Europa, where he works on industrial decarbonisation and EU policy. He wants to be involved where climate policy is decided and share knowledge with others. Besides the EU, he also has a particular interest in US politics.

Lucía Rua
Content Planning & Author

Lucia graduated in 2021 from Maastricht University with an MSc in Sustainability Science, Policy and Society. She strongly believes that people’s kindness, cooperation, and small-good acts can be the clue to create a better world. She is always happy to attend courses and conferences related to sustainability and the climate crisis, to continue learning and developing her critical thinking. Some of her interests are governance for sustainable development, innovation, circular economy, and organic agriculture. Lucia would like to dedicate her career to solving the current environmental and social problems at the local and international level.

Sadiyah Ahmed
Office Manager

Sadiyah is a final year Law student with a particular interest in Environmental Social and Governance Law. She is interested in the authenticity of current environmental policies and their effectiveness in promoting sustainability. In her spare time she volunteers as a Youth Offender Panel Member with the Youth Justice Services. Sadiyah is keen to explore what changes the legal system need to implement to better help with the climate crisis and why current legislation is failing to resolve such issues.

Emma Lyons
Editor

Emma is a recent graduate from the LSE in International History. Her dissertation focussed on the reception of dissident refugees in the UK during the Cold War. She currently volunteers at a Bristol-based refugee rights charity.

Matilda Mills
Editor

Matilda works for Challenge Consultancy, which specialises in diversity and inclusion. Prior to this she did an MPhil in Renaissance Literature at the University of Cambridge, where she did English for her undergrad. Matilda is interested in demystifying sustainability and exploring climate justice. She is joining ClimaTalk as an editor and is excited to learn more about climate policy.

Olivia Draycott
Author

Olivia is a Law Student at Lancaster University and is interested in Public Law, Human Rights and Environmental Law. She runs her own instagram blog for students and enjoys partaking in environmental activism. She is joining the author team and cannot wait to advocate change. She had previously been involved in several charities, notably Classrooms in The Clouds, and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Annabel Solnik
Networking & Outreach Officer & Author

Annabel has a BSc in Environmental Management with Business from the University of Southampton and a MSc in Sustainable Cities from the University of Leeds. Having spent all her childhood summers in the Southern Estonian countryside, she grew close to nature and decided to always have a positive impact on people and the planet with her career. She is passionate about communicating climate topics, the role of cities in climate action and finding ways to finance and scale up the existing climate solutions.

Anandita Ketkar
Author

Anandita is a First Class graduate in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge. She is currently completing research at the UCL Institute of Education, focusing on mapping the assets of communities. Having worked in Equity Research prior to joining ClimaTalk, she focuses on environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues in investing. She is interested in the synthesis of law and economics, bringing her expertise in energy policy to the forefront of developments in climate regulation.

Hannah Bryant
Social Media Team Lead

Hannah is currently studying for her Masters in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on chemical modelling of the stratospheric ozone depletion above the Arctic and how this ozone loss impacts our health. She is interested in how global policies can drastically shape our atmospheric landscape and climate. Her role at ClimaTalk is to manage our Instagram and Facebook accounts and improve our engagement on these platforms.

Tom Critchley
Social Media and Occasional Author

Tom will soon be beginning an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management at the University of Bristol. His undergraduate dissertation focussed on the ecological and environmental impacts of petroleum exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska). As well as the polar regions, he is passionate about oceans, indigenous cultures and protecting fragile ecosystems from fossil fuel extraction. Aside from studying and working at ClimaTalk, he is a survey subcontractor for an ecological consultancy and a freelance surf, lifestyle and travel photographer. 

Vincent Diringer
COP26 Team, PR, Author

After graduating from James Cook University with a BSc. in Environmental Management in 2017 , Vincent has worked across South East Asia and the United Kingdom on a range of environmental education and conservation programmes. An avid writer who has worked as a freelancer for both private and public entities within the field of science communication and sustainability, Vincent is an advocate for strong climate action. Currently in the second year of a Masters in Biology, Science Communications & Society from Leiden University, he joins the COP26 team with an interest in promoting sustainable development and social action.

Felicity Silverthorne
Social Media and Public Relations

Felicity is a recent graduate from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Philosophy in Film and Screen Studies. During her studies she focused upon media representations of the climate crisis in relation to ecology and the consequences of animal farming. She is currently living in Cornwall and works for Cornwall Film Festival as a Senior Productions Assistant. In her spare time she writes a blog called ethicalfilms.org where she reviews films that present ethical subject matter. She is very passionate about fighting for animal rights and working against the climate crisis through education and outreach, as well as attending activist events whenever possible. She is currently working on a documentary exposing factory farms in Cornwall. 

Alice Revell
Design Team Co-Lead & Social Media Officer

Alice is currently an ambassador for Sustainable Fashion Week and the Y7. She graduated from BA Fashion Textiles Print in 2017, specialising in sustainable design. Since graduating she has worked in the fashion/ textile industry and has witnessed first hand the exploitation of both people and planet. Alice uses her artworks as a platform to raise awareness of global issues such as plastic pollution and recycling. She exhibited her works ‘TrashTalk’ at the OXO Tower in London in collaboration with Bywaters and Harvey Nichols for World River’s Day 2019 and looks forward to a future of artistic climate activism making big changes!

Matthew Ball
COP26 Team and Social Media Officer

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 is 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.

Ananya Iyer
Networking & Outreach Officer & Graphic Design Team Co-Lead

Ananya is currently pursuing her masters in Climate Studies at Wageningen University and Research with a focus on climate, society and economics. Prior to this she worked with the WWF and as an environmental educator after completing her BSc in Biology at the University of York. She is passionate about tropical forests, palm oil and how environmental economics can be used to bridge inequalities for a sustainable future. Her role at ClimaTalk includes networking, graphics and occasionally writing articles.

Laura Álvarez
Networking & Outreach Officer

Laura is a final year Sustainable Management student at the Technical University of Berlin. She is currently writing her thesis on the relation between ecodesign and consumers´ behavior. During her internship at a multinational corporation she had the opportunity to experience and live sustainability from the side of large companies while managing projects in the areas of waste management, recycling and vulnerable communities. She is a strong believer in education and good communication as tools for changing our systems and patterns. Laura is part of the Networking and Outreach team and an occasional author for Clima Talk.

Marlene Gerlinger
Networking & Outreach Officer

Marlene is a European Studies final year student at King’s College London. While at university, she has been an active member of the KCL societies that promote sustainability and climate activism for the past years. She is particularly interested in environmental economics, environmental policy,  waste management, and food sustainability. In her spare time Marlene tries to spend as much time as she can in the mountains – seeing the glaciers getting smaller and smaller triggered her passion for raising awareness about climate change and drive change. Marlene is part of the Networking and Outreach team.

Ella Nevill
Marlene Gerlinger
Networking & Outreach Officer

Ella recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences (majoring in Social Anthropology). Her undergraduate dissertation was a digital ethnography on rationales of ecotourism in Queenstown, New Zealand, specifically focusing on the politics of “ethical consumption” and corporate greenwashing alongside the ethical framework of “Leave No Trace”. In her spare time Ella is an ambassador for the youth-led NGO FirstGens and is currently pursuing a career in social justice work with the aim to apply for a Master’s in global affairs. Ella is passionate about intersectionality and indigenous rights, especially when it comes to climate change. 

Summer Wyatt-Buchan
Network and Outreach Team

Summer is a current third year BSc Geography Student at University College London. Her passions are in sustainability, environmental intersectionality, natural hazards and development. In Addition to studying and working at ClimaTalk, Summer spends her time working in other roles such as Director of Digital Content at Voiz, Campus Director for the UN Millennium Fellowship and Sustainability Ambassador at UCL. She continues to grow her climate knowledge and looks forward to positively contributing to solutions of the climate crisis.

Alexandra Nikolin
Networking & Outreach Officer & Content Planner

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.

Dara Snead
Networking & Outreach Officer & Author

Dara has just graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in Geography and Politics, and is set to start an MSc in International Relations in September. She is a climate activist that has dedicated her free time to attending protests and writing environmental policies for Labour for a Green New Deal. She continues to educate herself through attending and taking part in talks and panels on environmental justice and international cooperation.

Bryony Lainton
Website Team & Occasional Author

Bryony is studying International Business MSc at University of Liverpool. She is active in her university community as Student Trustee, Publishing Chair of the Liverpool Guild Student Media and Social Media Secretary of Student Action for Refugees. She is also a member of the UNEP and works on projects to encourage young children’s participation in eco-learning, through school workshops and Wirral Unplugged. She is Head of Content for the Be Free Campaign and a Youth Ambassador for Movement to Work and People Against Poverty. Her primary focus is on engaging more young people in climate activism and encouraging representation from a diverse cross-section of the population by making content more accessible. Her background in Business and Marketing Communications gives her experience in sustainable development and CSR and she’s keen to expand her knowledge and educate businesses on how they can do their part to save the planet.

Irene Domínguez Pérez
Website Team Co-Lead & Occasional Author

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.

Ben Williams
Website Team Co-Lead & Occasional Author

Ben has been working in tech for nearly two years, previously for Microsoft Research and now working on a range of areas as part of Ocado. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a MEng. With the important role sustainable technology has to play in the coming decades in changing consumer and business behaviour, he hopes to strengthen his skills and use them to contribute in this field.

Jason Forward
Website Team

Jason tries to make sustainable and conscious choices. He believes that climate change should be addressed through multiple levels; the individual, firm and government. He also believes that consumers should show their support with action in order to influence the behaviour of firms and policy makers.

Joe Brown
Website Team

Joe is a current Masters student at Robinson College, Cambridge. He has recently completed his BA in Natural Sciences and is going on to study for an MSc in Earth Sciences. His masters project will focus on using Antarctic ice core records to study changes in climate over recent years. Joe is particularly interested in the role that the geosciences can play in the fight against the climate crisis. Aside from studying and working at ClimaTalk, Joe engages himself in other roles working for Geology for Global Development and B&Together Cambridge. He is now looking to further expand his knowledge of how climate science translates into environmental policy.

Rexhina Merkohitaj
Website Team

Rexhina has a Bachelor degree in Biology, a Master degree in Environmental Biology and is now pursuing another Master in European Projects Management at FH Burgenland, in Austria. She has a background in Environmental Biology and her interests are sustainability, circular economy and European environmental law. She will be doing her master thesis about the European Green Deal. Her passion is pressing flowers, in order to make them live forever. Her role at ClimaTalk is a web article editor. 

Vincent Diringer
COP26 Team, PR, Author

After graduating from James Cook University with a BSc. in Environmental Management in 2017 , Vincent has worked across South East Asia and the United Kingdom on a range of environmental education and conservation programmes. An avid writer who has worked as a freelancer for both private and public entities within the field of science communication and sustainability, Vincent is an advocate for strong climate action. Currently in the second year of a Masters in Biology, Science Communications & Society from Leiden University, he joins the COP26 team with an interest in promoting sustainable development and social action.

Leonie Schiedek
COP26 Team

Leonie graduated from Uppsala University with a MSc. in Sustainable Development and started working as Carlo Schmid Fellow at UNEP-DTU Partnership in Copenhagen Denmark. She has lived and worked around Europe (Germany, Scandinavia) and Latin America in different sustainability initiatives, from the SDG Action Campaign in Mexico to Germany’s largest crowdfunding platform for sustainable projects. In her freetime, Leonie is currently building up a sustainability network with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation to raise awareness for the topic in the conservative political spectrum. Also, she is currently trained as ambassador for the Alliance for Development and Climate and founded the Journey Vision Podcast – A Pathway towards Sustainability during the EIT Climate-KIC summer school. Leonie’s interest is mainly the good governance of natural resources and climate change.

Hannah Melville-Rea
COP26 Team

Hannah pursues interdisciplinary research in climate resilience at NYU Abu Dhabi and is an incoming Anne Kantor Fellow at The Australia Institute. She has trained with Al Gore in climate leadership, participated in UNFCCC climate negotiations and provided policy recommendations for the G7. As part of the COP2 team, she aims to build transparency and youth capacity to drive ambitious climate policy.

Malek Romdhane
COP26 Team

Malek is currently the regional coordinator for North and Central Africa at the 16th UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY16) and director of External Relations with the International Youth Council, Tunisia Chapter. Having a background in business specialised in communication and green marketing and six years of experience with international organizations, she advocates for a sustainable and fair future. She believes that business leaders have a shared responsibility in addressing climate change. She is passionate about sustainable fashion, food security, waste management and climate policy. Her interest in climate action grew when she actively participated in the youth exchange «Environmentally Friendly Targets» in the Modbury City Council, in the UK,  the first town in Europe to ban plastic bags from its shops. This project shaped her perspective on how leadership and the acquisition of the right knowledge can influence policies and generate an impact on advancing climate within businesses. Her motto in life is: «My dream is to live in a world where human rights and climate justice are not just slogans.»

Phoebe Hanson
COP26 Team

Phoebe is a Politics undergraduate student at Lancaster University and climate activist, focusing on policy making around the climate crisis. She attended her first climate strike in 2019, going on to participate in national and global movements and organisations such as Fridays for Future, and UNEP MGCY, the formal youth constituency to the UN Environment Programme. In 2020 she co-coordinated Mock COP26, a youth climate conference mirroring COP processes, engaging over 800 young people from over 140 different countries. 

Elizaveta Nidzelskaya
COP26 Team

Elizaveta is an MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation student at the London School of Economics. She is interested in green growth and the energy transition, with a particular focus on mineral-rich countries, such as Russia. She is currently involved in the UNDP Young Environmental Journalist campaign, writing about capacity building projects empowering Mongolian women in mining-affected areas to defend their environmental rights.

Amy Wilson
COP26 Team Lead

Amy graduated from the University of York in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Chemistry, before starting a Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. at Imperial College London. She has continued to engage in climate change research and projects. Namely, she attended COP25 (2019) in Madrid and co-authored a Grantham Institute briefing paper titled ‘The contribution of coastal blue carbon ecosystems to climate change mitigation and adaptation’. Her interest in air quality is also demonstrated by her on-going work with national and local council level policymakers through Imperial’s Network of Excellence in Air Quality.

Jack Johnson
COP26 Intern

Jack recently graduated from the University of St. Andrews where he completed a joint degree in Economics and International Relations. He is currently taking time to pursue work experience before returning to school for further education. In addition to working at ClimaTalk, Jack is working with the social movement Extinction Rebellion on outreach and communication strategy. Jack is particularly passionate about the structural economic and political transformations required to address climate change, including degrowth economics, the Green New Deal and Doughnut economics.  Through his role as a COP26 intern, Jack is hoping to combine these topics with COP26 reports.

Ananya Iyer
Design Team Co-Lead & Networking & Outreach Officer

Ananya is currently pursuing her masters in Climate Studies at Wageningen University and Research with a focus on climate, society and economics. Prior to this she worked with the WWF and as an environmental educator after completing her BSc in Biology at the University of York. She is passionate about tropical forests, palm oil and how environmental economics can be used to bridge inequalities for a sustainable future. Her role at ClimaTalk includes networking, graphics and occasionally writing articles.

Alice Revell
Design Team Co-Lead & Social Media Officer

Alice is currently an ambassador for Sustainable Fashion Week and the Y7. She graduated from BA Fashion Textiles Print in 2017, specialising in sustainable design. Since graduating she has worked in the fashion/ textile industry and has witnessed first hand the exploitation of both people and planet. Alice uses her artworks as a platform to raise awareness of global issues such as plastic pollution and recycling. She exhibited her works ‘TrashTalk’ at the OXO Tower in London in collaboration with Bywaters and Harvey Nichols for World River’s Day 2019 and looks forward to a future of artistic climate activism making big changes!

Puria Radmard
Co-founder & Advisor

Puria is a third-year engineering undergrad at Cambridge University. He’s had environmental roles in student unions and initiatives, and has been recognised by the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award for these. His focus is on how the rise of deep learning and technology in general can be applied to environmentalism, for example in his role in the Cambridge Carbon Map.

Adriana Bascone
Graphic Design Advisor

Adriana Bascone holds an undergraduate degree in Environment and Bio-resources Management from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. Over the past years, she has been active in several youth initiatives around climate, energy and youth empowerment in general. She was project manager of the Local Conference of Youth Austria on climate change twice, having founded it in 2018 and is now leading the communication of the youth-NGO CliMates Austria, along with working in energy efficiency. She cares most about bringing people together for deep connections and being creative.

Angela Casey
Fundraiser Officer

Angela is a third year undergraduate, currently studying BA Geography at the University of Manchester. Her interests lie in politics and the environment, particularly climate policy, education and activism. In Summer 2020 she completed an internship for the UK Cabinet Office’s dedicated COP26 unit, later continuing her involvement in COP through her work across the University of Manchester’s Climate Network and the Manchester Environmental Education Network. She is currently completing her final year dissertation, focusing on the role of online climate activism in the lead up to COP26 in November 2021. 

Roxana Pollack
Fundraiser Officer

Roxana is an MSc Global Health student at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. She finished her Scottish Undergraduate Degree in Geography and Politics at the University of Dundee in June 2020. Due to her background in physical geography, human geography and politics, her interests mainly lie in climate change, One Health and environmental policies. She is currently involved in Klimatföreningen at Karolinska Institutet.

Giulia Bonazzi
EU Policy Team

Giulia is pursuing a Master of Laws in International Business Law with a specialization in Climate Change at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Next to it, she is also doing a part-time internship in the Legal Unit of Greenpeace International. Giulia is passionate about anything that concerns EU Climate Law and strongly believes in the role that the law can play in finding solutions that effectively address climate change. By joining ClimaTalk within the EU Policy Team, Giulia hopes to expand her legal horizons and gain critical insights on the most recent developments at EU level.

Reinout Debergh
EU Policy Team Co-Lead & Author

Reinout has a Master’s degree in Geology from KU Leuven (Belgium) and a Double Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria). He is currently doing an internship in Brussels at the NGO Bellona Europa, where he works on industrial decarbonisation and EU policy. He wants to be involved where climate policy is decided and share knowledge with others. Besides the EU, he also has a particular interest in US politics.

Robin Fontaine
EU Policy Team Co-Lead & Author

Robin is a Leiden University graduate in Crisis and Security Management, specialised in environmental security and climate diplomacy. He is working with the young peacebuilders academy and the Geneva peacebuilding platform on the environmental security white paper and Volt Europa in communication and policy. Robin is interested in land use and nature based solutions in disaster and crisis response. He is joining ClimaTalk as an author and networking & outreach team member.