Alumni

MESPOM: A programme that stems from its students

June 4, 2022

Diversity and interdisciplinarity are among the key words that emerged from the last Alumni meeting organized by Aleh Cherp, the full-fledged MESPOM founder.

The event was organized with the objective of involving the former MESPOM students’ experiences and ideas in contribution to the question: “How can we improve MESPOM?”

This was an opportunity in which former generations of MESPOMers merged together their views to better design the experience of future MESPOMers.

“Going beyond the Batch”, the MESPOM Alumni Association - A quick intro from the Chairs

February 24, 2022

Hi there! :) Hmm… I don’t know your faces. Who are you guys?

Good question! We are Jan-Niklas and Stijn, we graduated from MESPOM in 2021 and have been the co-chairs of the MESPOM Alumni Association since November 2021.

Aha! But what is the MESPOM Alumni Association?

MESPOM Alumni Story: Transition to a career focused on environmental law and policy

January 17, 2022
Savannah Carr-Wilson (Canada ’17) studied law prior to MESPOM. The program helped her transition to a career focused on environmental law and policy. She currently works as a lawyer in Canada, helping indigenous people address environmental law matters in their traditional territories.
Savannah has said the following about her MESPOM experience:

Approaching a career in NGO sector – Alumni Story by Anna Ackermann

May 6, 2021

What are you currently doing?

I am an energy and climate policy content specialist at Ecoaction - Centre for Environmental Initiatives, one of Ukraine’s leading environmental NGOs. The organisation is very close to my heart because we founded it with my colleagues back in 2017, and since then it has been constantly developing and becoming more and more recognisable among Ukrainians. We advocate for ambitious climate policies, transition to renewable energy, clean air for all and sustainable development of transport and agriculture. 

Alumni Story by Logan Strenchock: “Pursue a career path that reduces the distance between your passions, research and work”

April 10, 2021

My name is Logan Strenchock and I was born in Pennsylvania but have been studying, working and residing in different countries in Europe for the last 10 years. I was a member of MESPOM batch 17-6, and enjoyed some memorable times in Budapest, Greece and Sweden. I wrote my thesis about the development of local food systems in and around Budapest, and it gave me plenty of time to get my hands dirty in understanding the complexities of transformative short food supply chains in practice.