BIG NEWS: our team is growing!

The AEEU office team is reinforced by three new members, meet them!

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Elena Ambühl, EU Affairs Manager

Elena Ambühl joins the AEEU working team as EU Affairs Manager. She holds a Bsc. in Geography (Albert-Ludwig Universität Freiburg) and a double Msc. degree in Public Policies and Management of Agricultural Development (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Montpellier SupAgro). She used to work with several NGO such as the Spanish NGO CERAI and the French NGO CCFD-Terre Solidaire on agroecology related topics. She has also been involved in advocacy projects related to income guarantee schemes and believes firmly that Agroecology Europe can pave the way – among others – to food democracy and social and climate justice.

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Kira Miskulnig, Project Asssistant

Kira Miskulnig joins the AEEU as Project Assistant and supports all three projects Agroecology Europe is participating in: AE4EU, Agromix and AEEU LIFE. She is responsible for communication activities and events, and supports Elena with the project administration and memberships. After graduating from a double MSc degree in Environmental Sciences (BOKU, Vienna and SLU, Uppsala), she did a Traineeship with the European Commission, where she was working with the LIFE Programme at EASME. She continued working with the LIFE unit in the last year as Project Officer, monitoring the progress of projects in the field of soil and forests and governance and information.

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Jessica Donham, Researcher for AGROMIX and AE4EU projects

Jessica Donham joins AEEU as a Researcher working within the AGROMIX and AE4EU Horizon 2020 projects primarily on policy. She holds a B.A. in Political Science (University of California, Berkeley), B.S. in Society and Environment (University of California, Berkeley) and an M.A. in International Relations with an emphasis on Food Systems (Melbourne University). She has worked in various levels of government, both local and state, as well as within numerous NGOs such as Slow Food and the Food Sovereignty Alliance Australia. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of an environmental and agricultural magazine, and has worked on many farms to understand all levels of agriculture holistically.