Tropentag 2018

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Reporter Jess Lloyd

Jess is a Canadian masters student at the University of Hohenheim, and has just completed her master's degree. Having grown up on a farm in rural Ontario, after completing her bachelor’s in Environmental Science her interest in sustainable agriculture came naturally. Paired with a passion for helping others and interest in rural development (and the fact she’d be ok with never seeing snow again), she decided to pursue a masters in agriculture in the tropics and subtropics, with a pointed interest in sustainable agriculture. She is currently searching for opportunities post-MSc and is super excited for the future. Jess is both the editor of the Tropentag 2018 team and a blogger, and is looking forward to collaborating with such a diverse and fun group of people to promote Tropentag to the world.



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The Aerialist

Ritti Soncco


Ritti is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, scholar for the Carnegie Trust, and a trained Media Designer for Picture and Sound. Her PhD research focus is on Lyme disease in Scotland, but she is very passionate about food security and ethnobotany so she realised Tropentag 2018 was the perfect opportunity to expand beyond her research, discover the important research first-hand from the scientists, and explore her extracurricular interests to strengthen her position as a researcher. In the Student Reporter team, Ritti is in charge of social media (Twitter and Instagram), blogging and photography. By day, she is an anthropologist, by night an aerialist!


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"They call me Hermione Granger"

Cristina Conea


Cristina, from Moldova, is a PhD student in Sustainable Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics at the University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic. She is currently researching the lack of young labour in agriculture in the Ukraine. In the Czech Republic, she is a voting member for GREENPEACE and a YPARD country representative for Moldova. Cristina believes that attending Tropentag as a Student Reporter can give her a valuable experience and she can give an excellent feedback of her work and involvement. Cristina is in charge of taking interviews in the Student Reporter team. 


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