I am Sat Kathpalia, I am an international student from India currently studying Business Administration at the UvA. As the manager of the UvA Green Office it is my responsibility to supervise the 4 teams of the Green Office and ensure everything goes according to plan, I am also responsible for creating the general strategy of the UvA Green Office, this includes overseeing resources of the Green Office and allotting them effectively to achieve desired results.
As a current Master's student in Communication Science, I understand how important it is to get to know people's barriers to specific actions. Fulfilling the role of a manager for the UvA Green Office is one of my dreams come true, and I believe that my passion for sustainable living, proenvironmental action, and understanding people's different beliefs will serve me as the right drive-force. I'm looking forward to being on this journey alongside my fellow team leaders and Green Office members.
Communications Team Leader
I’m a second-year sociology student at the UvA from New Zealand. I am so excited to stimulate a culture of sustainability at the UvA through my role as communications manager, and I hope to engage students through more exciting social media and grassroots content. My specific interest lies in the role sustainability plays in intersectionality, and how inequality and environmental concerns intersect. Overall, I hope to spread the word of the work that this amazing student-run organisation does to make us "world famous in Amsterdam"!
Community Team Leader
Besides my communication science studies I meet up with friends, visit Pilates and Zumba classes, go hiking or stand up paddling. In general, I spend as much time as possible outdoors in nature, which is one of the reasons why I wanted to join the Green Office and make the UvA a more sustainable place.
Research & Education Team Leader
After completing research for my Social Anthropology MA at De Ceuvel, a sustainable urban regeneration project in Amsterdam Noord, I became fascinated by the intersection of social and environmental justice. This inspired me to undertake an Urban and Regional Planning MSc, with a strong focus on climate resilience and social inclusion. I firmly believe that an interdisciplinary and holistic approach is needed in order to address the current ecological challenges we face, and am looking forward to putting this into practice whilst leading the Research & Education Team at the UvA Green Office.
Campus Team Leader
I’m Zita, second year PPLE student majoring in Law. As Campus Team Leader I will be working with a team of enthusiastic members to make our campuses more sustainable. I am very excited to figure out together with the this year’s Core Team how we can still make sustainability a top priority at university even in these strange times!