Thursday, June 21, 2007

Meet REAP-Canada’s 2007 New Summer Team!

(From L - Right are): Andrea Hart, Jeroen Dooper, Sjoerd Mulder, Tori Ingram and Karen Clark

Tori Ingram and Karen Clark are REAP’s newest CIDA international interns, heading to Gambia at the end of the summer. Tori is currently completing her M.A. in Political Science from York University, specializing in global political economy and international development and also has a B.A.H. in Biology and International Development from Queen's University. Her previous development experience includes an internship with Global Service Corps as a bio-intensive agriculture (BIA) facilitator in Tanzania and four years working with QPID on sustainable development projects in Guyana, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Nunavut and West Africa. Karen is currently completing her M.Sc. in Soil and the Environment from Laval University and has a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph. Her previous experience includes working as a research assistant for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and for the Animal Production and Manure Management Network at the University of Guelph.

Jeroen Dooper and Sjoerd Mulder are REAP’s International Research Associates from the Netherlands. Jeroen is currently pursuing an M.Sc degree in Sustainable Development, energy and resources at the Utrecht University and he has previous work experience at Econsultancy environmental consulting and the Avans University of Professional Education. Sjoerd is currently enrolled in the Agri-Systems Management course at Larenstein University of Professional Education, specializing in Rural Development and Innovation. He has had previous work experience in Greece, China and Canada working in agricultural, horticultural, herb and flower production.

Andrea Hart, REAP’s new Communications Officer holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and minor in Communication from the University of Ottawa. She has previous experience working in the marketing department of a small business while independently investigating various aspects of the media.

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