Blogs

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:

Being on the MESPOM journey I am exactly where I was meant to be

Carmen Margiotta:
Ever since starting my MESPOM journey I have felt that I was exactly where I was meant to be

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. 

“With knowledge comes caring, and with caring comes change”: student’s story by Rimante (batch 15)

April 22, 2021

My name is Rimante, and I was born in Lithuania. For my bachelor I studied Communications. During this period, I took part in 3 exchange programmes in Portugal, Germany, and China. Right before embarking the MESPOM journey I worked as a communication specialist, focusing on international marketing communications.

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.