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Written by scientists, delivered by creatives, fueled by the community.

Michael Bäcklund profile pic

Climate & Peace Activist. Frm Director of Community. FridaysForFuture Organizer. Globes 40u40.

Michael Bäcklund

President

Kanika Prajapat profile pic

Social Entrepreneur from India, Ex-Founder of Kriya Labs, Communicating climate through writings and photographs.

Kanika Prajapat

Head of Products

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Bachelor of Design at University of Brasília (UnB).

Bruna Hernandes

Director of Design and Social Media

Julia Wojtania profile pic

Undergraduate student of EcoCity at the University of Lodz

Julia Wojtania

Director of Translation

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Science Communicator, Physics and Philosophy graduate. Driven by connecting and sharing science

Mia Foulkes

Director of Content

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Web developer and Industrial engineer. Love creating things.

Tulio Leal

Director of Software

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Political Science Undergrad. Gender equality campaigns with UNICEF and Girl Up, UNF. Education access projects in India.

Raseel Arora

Director of Global Community and Co-director of the Olympiad

Peter Wilson profile pic

From research lab tech to Innovation Manager. Lover of learning and travel. Champion of exploring new ideas. I believe Collaboration is the key.

Peter Wilson

Co-Director of the Olympiad

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Soon to be computer engineer. Writer and editor. Loves solving problems and playing the piano.

Helia Afzali

Head of Human Resources

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Sustainable Tropical Forestry Graduate from Nepal with Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the University of Copenhagen and Dresden University of Technology. Always eager to understand what goes into environmental sustainability at policy, budgeting, and implementation levels and network with similar minds. Interests in climate change, environmental assessments, and hard-core forestry interaction under climate change impacts. Loves birds and working independently on conserving critically endangered bird species called 'Yellow-breasted Bunting' in Nepal.

Anisha Rana

Development Officer

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Computer science PhD graduate from University of Cambridge, specializing in public engagement technology for citizen science; avid scuba diver and conservation volunteer.

Isak Herman

Head of Finance & Fundraising

Christian Zauner profile pic

From Pizza Delivery Boy to CEO at Xenis AG.; Coaching, Teambuilding, Human Development, Learning Organization. Organizer at ParentsForFuture movement.

Christian Zauner

Trustee & Strategy Advisor

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Fmr. Researcher on AI for Sustainable Development at MIT; AI Researcher @ FB AI (FAIR), TU Vienna, TU Luxembourg; Computer Science dropout at the Cambridge University. Loves whales.

Eric Steinberger​

Trustee & Co-Founder

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Sophie was Deputy Executive Director at Unicef UK. Before that, she was MD at the Gin Hub and global marketing director at Chivas Brothers. She launched a “Business as a Force for Good” campaign around the world, reaching over 10,000 social entrepreneurs.

Sophie Gallois

Former Deputy Exec. Director at Unicef UK
Profile pic of Mariana Castaño Cano

Mariana is an international journalist and communications expert. After 20 years of experience in the media and the United Nations she founded 10 Billion Solutions to help organizations unleash the power of communications as a force for good.

Mariana Castaño Cano

Climate Comms Expert
Profile pic of Mirik Gogri

Mirik is a Climate-Tech Investor focused on technology scale-up. He is also a promoter and works on corporate strategy at Aarti Industries, a leading sustainable chemicals manufacturer based in India.

Mirik Gogri

Climate-Tech Investor
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Climate action, innovation, purpose and sustainability at Virgin. Co-founder: Carbon Removal Centre. Advisor & volunteer: several climate action & purpose-driven accelerators, awards, non-profits, and ventures. Passion for all the sciences - master of none.

David Addison

Working with others towards a safe and just Sapiezoic

Our Founders

Eric Steinberger

Eric Steinberger

CEO & Co-Founder


Eric has worked at MIT, Facebook AI, TU Vienna, and Luxembourg University – all before completing his first year at the University of Cambridge. This was possible because of free online education. When he was 14, he started studying Physics and Computer Science through MIT's 'Open CourseWare' program, and other online material. Consequently, Eric understands the impact online education can have and wants to use this to help the next generation of brilliant climate enthusiasts learn what they need to know in order to solve the world's biggest problems. Beyond work, Eric enjoys hiking, rock music, and animated movies.

Isabel Key

Isabel Key

Co-Founder (Former content lead)


Isabel graduated from Natural Sciences with a specialisation in Zoology at the University of Cambridge. After that, she started working as a research assistant at the Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NBSI) at the University of Oxford, where she conducts research into climate change adaptation, forests, and ecosystems. Isabel regularly supports charities and environmental initiatives with her artwork that illustrates scientific topics she discovered through her degree at Cambridge and through her volunteering with various research and conservation programs in an engaging way. Isabel was part of ClimateScience from 2019 until early 2020 and now focuses on research on nature-based solutions.

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