Ordförande, Katrina Taylor
Katarina har studerat historia och politik samt jobbar nu med utbildning på International School of Lund Katedralskolan (ISLK). Hon är en talangfull person med stor erfarenhet i ett antal frivilligorganisationer. Hon har suttit i styrelsen för Erasmusprogrammet och har erfarenhet av att organisera och leda deras arbete. För närvarande är hon djupt involverad i ABC’s Yuwalaya projekt.
Kuriosa: Katarina skriver fortfarande handskrivna brev. Nyligen skickade hon ett telegram.
Vice ordförande, Fernanda Drumond
Since her teen years Fernanda has been involved in volunteer work towards the youth. She comes from Brazil where she was involved in the youth group in Belo Horizonte. There she helped to organize retreats, distribute food and resources to the homeless, play with children in orphanages and create awareness about the need to recycle waste. In India she was a professional ballerina and in Nepal she taught ballet to teens in orphanages. She has Masters Degree in Development Studies from Lund University and now works at Gapminder in Stockholm.
Fun Fact: She has recently started going after her dr
eam of scuba diving and hopes to dive in ship wrecks someday soon!
Kassör, Benjamin Sjögren
Benjamin har varit en del av styrelsen sedan 2013 och varit engagerad i ABC tidigare än så. Han är även ekonomiassistent för ABC samt har en kandidatexamen i utvecklingsstudier. Han skrev sin kandidatuppsats i Colombia som behandlade tvångsförflyttning av medborgare grundad i civila konflikter. Benjamin studerar nu medicin sen två år tillbaka.
Kuriosa: Benjamin jobbar just nu på att lära sig måla som Leonid Afremov
Kassör, Felipe Visson
Felipe likes to describes himself with quotes “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi
Fun Fact: Treasurer … because every organisation needs one!
Koordinator utvecklingsgruppen, Hristo Valchev
Hristo is Master of Conservation Biology of Lund University and Master of Ecomanagement for Sustainable Development of Sofia University. He was previously an Election committee member of ABC and currently is the Project leader of Greenhouse Educational Ecosystem (GEE), Vi Odlar and Urban Naturalistic Installations projects. He is very active in sustainability activities and highly motivated for developing innovative and productive ecological sustainable solutions.
Fun fact: Hristo can grow 111 herbs from seeds.
Development Co-ordinator, Rufai Issifu
Rufai is enrolled in the Master of Science Programme in Development Studies at Lund University. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in political Science at University of Ghana in Ghana. Rufai was active in ABC’s urban gardening projects in 2017. Amongst his interests are volunteer work, agribusiness and project monitoring and evaluation.
Fun Fact: Rufai loves feeding his goats
Communications Officer, Lucia Di Paola
Lucia holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and is now studying a Master in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science. She has background in engagement with non-profit organisations in the environmental field, particularly in zero waste and circular economy.
Fun Fact: Lucia’s grandfather was last of 18 siblings!
Secretary, Julia Bittencourt
Julia is graduated in international relations from UFF in Brazil and is now pursuing a MsC in Human Ecology at Lund University. She’s been active in NGOs in Brazil and in Canada and now works as a secretary at ABC Sweden.
Fun Fact: Julia is crazy about food. More specifically, vegan food. She just loves cooking and eating food.
Activity Co-ordinator, Mari Petola
Mari has a background in politics, East Asia related issues, communication and management, currently she’s diving into sustainability science with Lund university. She’s been active in World Wide Fund and United Nations, now she works as an activity coordinator at ABC Sweden.
Fun Fact: Mari decided to learn Swedish this year.