Coordinator: Ramona Bloj
Ramona Bloj is a second year master’s student in International Development, specializing in International Energy and European Studies, at Sciences Po Paris. Previously, she studied at the University of Bucharest where she obtained her B.A with a thesis on the future of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has interned for the Embassy of Romania to the United Kingdom and for the Romanian Institute for the Study of the Asia-Pacific (RISAP). She was also part of a research project concerning the reform and implementation of social safety mechanisms in the wake of energy subsidy reforms.
- Racela Therese Abundo
Racela Therese Abundo is a postgraduate student in environmental policy specialising in diplomacy and project management at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). She is pursuing her master’s degree at PSIA following employment at the trade sections of foreign government agencies in Manila, Philippines. Prior to that, she earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University, where she specialised in education and hispanic studies. She hopes to harness her education and experiences together in order to bring about improvement in large-scale waste management.
- Regina Diaz
Born and raised in Mexico City, Regina obtained her IB Diploma at the United World College – U.S.A. in New Mexico under a full scholarship. She has completed a B.A. at Sciences Po Poitiers and obtained her master’s degree in Governing the Large Metropolis at Sciences Po Paris in September 2016. As part of the master’s program, Regina worked for 6 months with the Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme conducting research on city global rankings & policy. Moreover, she has worked as a project assistant and researcher with organisations such as No Longer Empty in NYC, r0g_Agency for Open Culture & Critical Transformation in Berlin as well as Climate Refugees, an independent project created to bring attention and action to help people displaced across borders as a result of climate change. She is also currently participating in PLACE, a Paris based, migrant-led innovation lab. Regina is passionate about making cities inclusive and sustainable while fostering creative practices and a wider access to culture and arts.
- Thibault Fournol
Thibault is a postgraduate student in Political Science – International Relations in the Doctoral School of Sciences Po Paris. He previously studied Latin American studies at the Latin America High Studies Institute (Sorbonne). His main interest is international migration and he particularly aims to work around the notions of migration’s diplomatic stakes and the possibility of its global governance. He’s also committed in several associations helping refugees and asylum-seekers.
- Hafid Ait Sidi Hammou
Hafid Ait Sidi Hammou is a French student who studied in Grenoble and Lille before joining Sciences Po’s Governing the Large Metropolis master’s program. After a technology degree in marketing that he concluded with a dissertation on ethnic minorities’ media, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science. There, he became involved in urban sociology and learned research methods, especially through studying associations that promoted the right to the city in Lille. In the climate migrations team he hopes to understand better how our cities can be more resilient, adapting to migrations as they adapt to climate change.
- Tamsyn Lonsdale-Smith
Tamsyn Lonsdale-Smith is a current PSIA master’s student at Sciences Po in Environmental Policy with concentrations in human migrations and global health. Aided by a Master in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh, she hopes to use the reflexive tools and foundations found within the social sciences as well as science and technology studies to influence research, in areas of natural resource economics and in the promotion of a stronger corporate social and environmental responsibility. As per work experience, Tamsyn was an environment project manager at Educare India where she conducted a household survey and strategy document to be used for future projects within the NGO.