Coordinators

Hi everyone, my name is Lois and since September 2019 I am a coordinator. As a master’s student of International Development, some of the topics OtherWise deals with have come up. However, I still feel like I am walking around with so many questions about the world, and because I wanted to share these with other engaged people, I joined OtherWise. At OtherWise there is space to explore further how we can make the world a more sustainable and just world and how we relate ourselves to human others and to non-human others. In my position as coordinator I hope to make this space for others as well, so people can express these thoughts and put their thoughts into action. Hope to see you!

Hi everybody, my name is Ezra Litjens and I am one of OtherWise’s coordinators from September 2020 on. Throughout my studies I have specialised and gained more and more interest in topics such as human-nature relations, natural resources, conflict, different (cultural) worldviews, and gender. I think it is important to look at what is happening on the ground and listen to the people involved. Luckily, this fits well with OtherWise’s aim to create space to explore such issues and look at the world a bit different. Looking forward to seeing or hearing from you sometime!

Interns

My name is Mila, I am a master student of environment and society studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. Currently I am working on my thesis about the consideration of intersectionality and climate justice in the European Green Deal climate governance. In the coming months I will be helping out Otherwise in their daily tasks and organize an interactive exhibition revolving around my thesis findings. For the last couple of years, I have been working on different projects concerning human rights, intersectional feminism and the environment which is why I find the work at Otherwise very interesting and inspiring. My hope for the future is to find more diverse ways to work together and to share different perspectives with others to bring us all closer together. I am looking forward to work and learn with/from you. 

Board members

Hey! My name is Anastasia, I am 24 years old and study Environmental Sciences BSc in my second year at the WUR. I joined Otherwise half a year ago  as a flex-member after I stumbled across them in a lecture series at the university which they held. I was delighted to find people that like me, are not only interested in the natural sciences of things but also in the social and societal  aspects that go hand in hand with them. I am highly interested in philosphical approaches that question modern and scientific standards and rules, and have found a wonderful circle of people to share new ideas with while enjoying some nice ethical food and drink. Being able to talk about things that would be considered unconventional in many professional evironments like the ususal scheduled university setting, is helping me establish a critical point of view and will help me in my future career.

Hi! My name is Margherita Marinelli and I am currently doing my master in environmental policy and economics at Wageningen University. I started being a board member of OtherWise on February 2019. I joined this organisation because, being mainly interested and having a background in social sciences, I was looking for a group with which having the opportunity of discussing about modern day issues such as racism, sexism, inequalities and climate change through a critical approach. My main interests consists in questioning the political and economic system in which we live in in order to achieve a better quality of life for both the human and not-human inhabitants of this world.