Alumni

Alumni Story by Cécile Tang: How MESPOM helped me shape my career in wildlife conservation

January 13, 2021

I’m engaged in efforts to empower youth to act for nature and the environment

How are you engaged in your current role? 

Currently I’m the co-director of Youth for Wildlife Conservation, a global youth NGO that focuses on bringing youth perspectives into international conservation policy spheres. More specifically, we focus on wildlife trade issues and the UN CITES Convention (that’s the intergovernmental convention that regulates the trade of endangered species).

Meet with 2020 MESPOM graduate Sara Velander

December 8, 2020

Sara Velander, 2020 MESPOM graduate told us about how MESPOM helped her kick-start her career journey. Keep reading to find out more about it…

Launching the First Mentoring & Career Programme of the MESPOM Alumni Association

October 28, 2020

August and September 2020 saw the launch of the first Mentoring & Career Programme organized and designed by the MESPOM Alumni Association. This program aims at building new connections between mentors (MESPOM Alumni) and mentees (recent MESPOM graduates), enhancing their career prospects. 
Following are some quotes and thoughts from the organizers:

Meet with 2020 MESPOM graduate Ekaterina Kushnir, from Russia

October 20, 2020

Ekaterina Kushnir, from Russia, is a 2020 MESPOM graduate. She’s currently working as a Research Assistant at IIIEE, exploring the role that different intellectual property models play in accelerating sustainability transitions within the IPACST project (Intellectual Property Models for Accelerating Sustainability Transitions).

Keep reading to find out about her personal thoughts on how MESPOM prepared her navigate through her job hunt journey!

Batch-6 (2012) alumna Nga Nguyen: On sustainable coffee production supply chains and running marathons

September 25, 2020

I'm currently doing my PhD at Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, the Netherlands. I am doing research on behavior change in response to climate change from both consumers and producers' perspective. The case study I chose is sustainable coffee production in Vietnam and consumption in Germany.