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 always welcome new volunteers, so if you’d like to join our team just get in touch!
President & Co-founder
Gianna is a second-year student studying Human, Social, and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She currently holds a role in the Trinity Ethical and Green Affairs society and is working on encouraging divestment at Trinity College. Her objective after she completes her university degree is to pursue manufacturing reform, sustainability, and environmental support in the corporate world, specifically in the fashion industry.
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.
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.
Public Relations Coordinator
Social Media Officer
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.
Soham Wrick Datta
Social Media Officer
Soham is a Clinical Researcher in Immuno-Oncology with a PhD in Oncology and a background in Immunology, Global Health & Clinical Medicine. He is the Chairperson and Strategic Head of the Journey Visions Podcast other than being an entrepreneur and runs Food Saving Lund. He is based in Sweden now but has lived, studied and worked in India, China, Ireland, Hong Kong and Lithuania. His interests include travel photography (Counting Souvenirs & Counting Tastebuds), storytelling and a lot of adventure sports. He speaks as many as 9 languages and one of his motivations is to bridge the gap between climate change, global health and medical research. He is also developing a project called On Cloud Wine that is working towards making the wine sector more sustainable.
Irene Domínguez Pérez
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 a participant of the EIT Climate-KIC Journey 2020 and looks forward to working in tackling environmental challenges.
Networking & Outreach Officer & Graphic Design Officer
Networking & Outreach Officer
Scarlet has recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Land Economy. The course placed a combined focus on law, economics and their relationship with the environment. Her areas of interest include food sustainability and sustainable energy. Scarlet is part of the Networking and Outreach team, a role which involves actively finding new connections for ClimaTalk.
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.
Pablo Cano Carciofa
Networking & Outreach Officer
Pablo is a final year Economics student at the University of Cambridge. He has studied both classical economics and its applications into economic development and industry. He hopes that environmental economics can be a tool for policymakers and institutions alike, to create sustainable, equitable growth in the future.
Networking & Outreach Officer
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 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 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.
Content Planner & Author
Rudolph is a third year History of Art student at the University of Cambridge. He is very passionate about renewable energies and environmental policies which has led him to work for a renewable electricity trading company and studying the application of economic and legal concepts to environmental challenges prior to his current studies. He is keen to develop a better understanding of communication and teaching in regards to climate action and to review current developments in sustainable technologies and markets.
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.
Hayd is a third year Physical Geographer at Queen Mary University of London. Her interests lie in Climate inequality, fluvial geomorphology and a plethora of things related to environmental sustainability. She has experience in policy work from her time as an intern at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where she worked on policy options areas that would contribute to the Environment and Agriculture Bill. Her role within ClimaTalk is working as an author.
Author & Editor
Author & Editor
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.
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.
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!
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.
Editor & Graphic Design Officer
Natalie is a recent Classics graduate from the University of Cambridge, currently taking a year out before undertaking further study. Through her work as part of the Clare College Student Union she organised a number of environmental initiatives including a Green Week of sustainably themed events and a food composting scheme within the college accommodation. She is interested in food sustainability, the fast fashion industry, global climate inequality and the low impact living. Her role at Climatalk includes occasionally writing articles, editorial work and graphic design.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.»
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 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.