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.
Communications Team Leader
As a master student in Political Communications, it is my personal dream to pursue a career in a field, which allows me to actually make an impact in the world. Having the chance to be a small part of the change that we can spark within the UvA was my main motivation to start as a Communications Team, Leader at the Green Office in September 2019.
Community Team Leader
To me, the Green Office is an initiative to implement a beautiful and responsible form of living together at our university, in Amsterdam, and on our planet. This is what is important to me and what I trust in, to improve our role for the environment based on sustainability, responsibility and common welfare.
Research & Education Team Leader
Personally, I believe that sustainability should not only be a trend or passion of a small part of society but a premise for any business or institution. Thus, I believe that especially at a research-driven university, education regarding the topic, as well as the sustainable operation of its facilities should be of great importance to set an example for other businesses and institutions. While last year I finished my Bachelor in PPLE at the UvA, coordinating the community team, this year I am taking over the position of the team coordinator for Research & Education while doing a Master in Economics.
Campus Team Leader
I guess everyone will at a certain point in life realise to resemble her or his parents more than intended. For me this happened when I started studying Future Planet Studies, being a conscious consumer (or in Dutch: ‘consuminderen’) and filling my house with plants -just like my mom. At least I know where my passion for sustainability originates from. And now I hope to inspire others in trying to live an earth-friendly life as well!