Lisa Smits

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Junior Policy Officer

Communications and Advocacy

As a part of the communications and advocacy team, I work on advocacy on the subjects of Wetlands, Peace and Security and Building with Nature. I am interested in the strong links between people and their environment, and I am very happy that in my work at Wetlands International, I can continue to investigate and advocate that link. Engaging with and empowering communities that experience and depend on this link on an everyday basis is something that I’ve always dreamt of doing, which means I am currently “living the dream”.

I have a BSc in Earth, Energy, and Sustainability from Leiden University and am currently in the last year of my MSc in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources at Wageningen University & Research. In my free time, I volunteer as a Scouts Leader, enabling youth to connect with their personal environment.