Last month I was delighted to join Blonk Consultants and take a step in a new direction. Over my career in the UK, the Philippines and now the Netherlands, I’ve always worked closely with clients. First as a business analyst, and more recently as a sustainability strategy consultant. I’ve chosen to develop my career in positions where a positive impact can be created, and I’m especially interested in providing the necessary tools and knowledge to achieve this. I completed my master’s in Sweden, where I followed courses in sustainable development and environmental sciences, at Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences respectively. Subsequently I found I’m highly motivated to combine the theoretical insight I’ve gained, with my experience of real-world application. Therefore, with the impact we can make at Blonk in the agri-food sector, I’m excited to use my skills in this challenge!
In my personal life I take food seriously, from experimental cooking (chili apricot pilaf anyone?) to how it can play a role in integrating marginalized members of our communities. In London, I volunteered at an initiative which aimed to combat food wastage. We collected edible food which would have been thrown away at retailers, and cooked up (delicious) three course dinners as part of community action against food poverty.