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Next Generation St Andrews Alumni Panel Event St Andrews Alumni in Green Careers - Free

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Do you want to work in an environmental or sustainability-related field after you graduate? Come along to our COP26 careers discussion and meet some St Andrews' alumni who have done just that! Find out more about how they approached their careers and discover what it takes to work for a better future.

Our speakers:

Keynote speaker & Moderator: Sofie Bøgger
Sofie is a current student at the University and a representative on the ESB. manages her start-up company “Concept Zero.”

Hanna Plant-
Hanna is from Edinburgh and plays an active role in driving the circular economy in Scotland as a Senior Consultant for waste and resources consultancy Resource Futures. She graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MA Honours in Sustainable Development and has over 10 years of experience in behaviour change and sustainability projects. Hanna was previously Waste Team Manager at Scotland's largest environmental charity, Changeworks. She has also trained and supported hundreds of sustainability graduates to develop ‘the skills of a change agent' during her time as Education Projects Manager with Change Agents UK. She was recognised in the late Sustainable Development Commission's Young Scottish Greens list for her community mobilisation for social justice and sustainability campaigns during her time at St Andrews and was a founding member of Scotland's 2050 Climate Group.

Sam Bruce-
Sam Bruce is the co-founder of Much Better Adventures, a multi-award winning travel company focused on benefiting local communities, reducing carbon emissions and backing important conservation work. He also co-produced ‘Adventures Not Dams', a documentary film and campaign to save the last wild river in Europe. Sam graduated from the University of St Andrews with a Bachelors in Sustainable Development and Management in 2010.

Lea Weimann-
Léa Weimann is a passionate eco-activist who has organised environmental campaigns in South Africa, Germany, and the UK. She runs her own blog and podcast “Eco-Activist Journeys”. Léa co-organised and led four global climate marches in St Andrews, was the Students' Association Environment Officer 2020-21 and Advisor to the Environmental Sustainability Board. Léa graduated from the University of St Andrews in International Relations and Sustainable Development. She has published a non-for-profit poetry book called DEAR EARTH. Currently, she is studying for an LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law at the University of Edinburgh.

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