Name: Isa Beauchampet
Study background: Environment and Resource Management (MSc)
Linkedin Profile: isabeauchampet
My name is Isa Beauchampet, I live in IJsselstein (a town near Utrecht), and have studied Earth, Energy & Sustainability in The Hague, and have just graduated from my master's in Environment and Resource Management (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). My educational background is very interdisciplinary, i.e. researching/working on sustainability issues from a natural science, political, and sociological/psychological point of view, which is really helpful as most sustainability issues are what I like to call 'wicked problems'.
Other than working on sustainability issues every day, I also very much enjoy listening and making music, watching documentaries/educative programs, going to the movie theatre, sightseeing, travelling, and eating great food!
Why I participate:
I decided to participate in this challenge as I wanted to combine my educational background, i.e. researching sustainability issues that take place in my own country and abroad, with actual hands-on experience in the field. It can be easy to come up with a solution from behind your desk, but really working with people from other backgrounds and cultures, and in a different country, is really something else. Therefore, I see this as a great opportunity to experience inter-cultural collaboration on an issue that is close to my heart, i.e. sustainable agriculture.
My main goals are:
- hands-on experience working on a sustainability issue
- develop inter-cultural (and background) collaboration skills
- come up with a great solution for Farmerline that is efficient, effective, and feasible