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Meet the Earth.Org Team 

Constant Tedder is founder of Earth.Org, an investor and social entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building successful companies in Europe and Asia including Jagex, which he co-founded and Dawn Energy. He is the Founder & CEO of Asia's leading co-working space: the Hive. As a philanthropist, his aim has always been to build a project of worldwide impact to highlight the impacts that humans are having on our planet.
Deena Robinson is a journalist and researcher with experience in environmental science, criminal justice, economics, lifestyle and travel. She has worked in radio production and editing in Australia, and was a journalist and editor at various newspapers in South Africa before joining Earth.org as a Managing Editor.
Floortje van der Grinten is a Dutch MBA graduate, with a passion for marketing, the environment, and dedication to help grow businesses. With previous work experiences at BCG and CITIC Telecom, she is now focused on bringing change within this non-profit organisation as Head of Business Development and Operations.

Jay

Jay van den Boogaard is a business developer from the University of Southampton, where he studied Business Management. He has experience in the fields of marketing and operations and is passionate about the environment and climate change.
Owen Mulhern is a biologist with a specialisation in image analysis and a passion for satellite imaging. His previous work involved 3 dimensional brain reconstructions developing new algorithms for image processing. He is now focused on bringing powerful visualisations of the current state of our climate to life as Data Science Team Lead.

Contributing Writers

Adele Liu Kramber is a senior at New York University Shanghai, majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Journalism. She has been working with various environmental organizations in the United States and China as a researcher. Her current projects include in-depth research on the environmental history of Shanghai. She can be contacted at adele[at]earth.org.
Jessica is a freelance broadcast journalist with over ten years' experience in TV, radio and online journalism. She is a Gender and Health correspondent for Pan African Vision in Washington DC, a correspondent for Scientific African Magazine in South Africa and a correspondent for West Africa Democracy Radio in Senegal. Jessica has previously worked as an anchor at various Ghanain TV stations and a producer and sub-editor. She can be reached at ahedor[at]earth.org.
Arpita Dasgupta is a doctoral student at Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. Her educational qualification includes a Master of Technology (M. Tech) in Environmental Biotechnology from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai. Her research interests lie in the field of environmental biotechnology and microbiology, waste and wastewater treatment, ecology and biodiversity conservation. She can be contacted at arpita[at]earth.org.
Basudev Mahapatra is a senior journalist based in Bhubaneswar, India. He frequently writes on the environment, agricultural biodiversity, and livelihood issues for a number of national and international publications. He can be contacted at basudev[at]earth.org.
Claudia Chow is a recent postgraduate of Science, Technology and Society studies at UCL with a background in Biochemistry from Imperial College. Previously a writer at Hive Life, she now writes about the relationship between human agency and its environmental consequences and has an interest in how science is communicated to the public, social justice and policy. She can be contacted at claudia.chow[at]earth.org.
Felix Leung is a postdoctoral researcher and a scientist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the impact of anthropogenic activities such as air pollution and urbanisation on ecosystems and the environment. He is well-versed in ecology, environmental biology, conservation, geography, and climate change science. An eco-tourism enthusiast, Felix has traveled to seven continents visiting more than 50 countries and regions. He can be contacted at felix[at]earth.org.
Heloise is pursuing a joint major in Philosophy and Economics at Science Po University, La Sorbonne in Paris and at Columbia University in New York City. Her studies focus on environmental dynamics, environmental policy, green innovation, and environmental ethics. She is interested in exploring the links between the aggravating climate crisis and its impact on society, and she hopes to become part of the solution. She can be contacted at heloise[at]earth.org.

Ira

Ira is a management consultant. After working for a number of years with A.T Kearney, she is now working freelance as a consultant and is also an editorial contributor to Earth.org. She is passionate about wildlife conservation and about finding implementable solutions to combat climate change effectively. She can be reached at ira[at]earth.org.
Cherry is an undergraduate student studying English Studies, Linguistic and Journalism at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is an editorial contributor at Earth.Org and also a social media blogger. She is interested in animal issues and exploring the effectiveness of environmental policies. She can be contacted at cherry[at]earth.org.
Liam McGill is a student of MSc. Climate Change at the University of Copenhagen. He is a founding member of the communal energy systems start-up SuFu and the head of the United Nations Youth Association, Copenhagen branch. He can be contacted at liam[at]earth.org.
Marco started his career as a public policy consultant in Southeast Asia, advising on political-economic issues and the Post-2015 Development Agenda for the UN and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). He then ventured into the world of start-ups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. He holds a B.A. in History and Classical Studies from Queen’s University in Canada and graduated with distinction from the London School of Economics with a MSc in Theory of International relations. He can be contacted at marco[at]earth.org.
Maria Angélica Mejía-Cáceres is a doctor in Health and Sciences Education from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is member of the research group Languages and Media in Science and Health Education at the university. She is also a member of the research group Science, Education and Diversity and the research group Science, Actions, and Greeting at the Universidad del Valle in Colombia. She can be contacted at maria[at]earth.org.
Melissa is a freelance travel journalist and Communications Manager at The Reef-World Foundation. As a qualified scuba diver and member of the Reef-World team, Melissa is particularly passionate about marine conservation and sustainable travel. Her work has been published by the likes of Lonely Planet, MTV, Diver Magazine and more. She can be contacted at melissa[at]earth.org.
Rahoof is a fact-checker at Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Hong Kong. An award-winning journalist, he served as the editor of Earth.Org for six months. He has worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) in special projects. He has won international journalism awards for his work in various Indian newsrooms. . He can be contacted at rahoof[at]earth.org.
Raman is an undergraduate student studying English Studies and Economics at the University of Hong Kong. She is an editorial contributor at Earth.Org. She is interested in the role of public policy and governance in environmental protection and climate change. She can be contacted at raman[at]earth.org.
Currently working for Asia Tatler, Samantha Topp was previously a reporter and photographer for the National Geographic grant project: The Hong Kong Explorers Initiative and Hong Kong Tatler Magazine, covering current affairs, politics and environmental issues. She can be contacted at samantha[at]earth.org.
Scott Aloysius studied Environmental Biology at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include ecology, conservation, and wildlife trade. He is an editorial contributor for Earth.Org and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). He can be contacted at scott[at]earth.org.
Wilson is a current PhD student at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading. He holds a BSc. in Physical Geography and a MSc. in Climate Change from University College London (UCL). He is particularly interested in the impacts of climate change on freshwater resources. His current research focuses on quantifying past and future risks of hydrological drought. He can be contacted at wilson[at]earth.org.
Yat Ho Yiu is a student of Philosophy at Durham University in the UK. He conducts research and writes extensively on climate change and pollution to raise awareness about environmental issues among the millennial generation. He can be contacted at yat.ho[at]earth.org.

Data Science Team

Alex is a Design Thinking and Technology consultant and trainer. He holds degrees in Forestry, and in Applied Computer Science and Statistics and focused his research on climate change and sustainability. He is passionate about exploring applications of modern technologies, like AI, machine learning and computer vision, to solve environmental problems. Alex can be reached at alex.jurgenson[at]earth.org.
Xinyu is an undergraduate student studying Statistics and Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. She is interested in drilling implications from earth observations using cutting edge big data technologies. She can be contacted at xinyu.lu[at]earth.org.

Volunteers

Samantha Barbara Yih is a media student majoring in public relations and social media, and a freelance journalist. Having experience with public relations consulting to NGOs based in the Philippines and India, she wishes to continue to explore the use of social media in furthering the goals of other not-for-profit organisations to bring change to the world. She can be contacted at samantha.yih[at]earth.org.

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