Angela Serratore
Program management

About the person

After her Bachelor’s degree in International Management at the ZHAW in Winterthur, Angela worked for a long time in the education sector designing international continuing education modules. In 2015, she decided to travel to Africa and Southeast Asia. Far from Western society, she was directly confronted with the consequences of climate change and the overuse of natural resources. These experiences encouraged Angela to use her business background to advocate for nature and sustainability. She completed an agricultural internship on an organic farm in Seuzach. Before starting as a Climate School Program Manager, she worked for a Swiss foundation implementing sustainable agricultural projects in Côte d’Ivoire.

Nadine Stähli
Project management schools

About the person
Since her childhood, Nadine Stähli has been fascinated by the diversity of nature and was repeatedly confronted with the global effects of climate change during her travels. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in environmental sciences at ETH Zurich and traveled to Indonesia for four months to support environmental protection projects on site. She gained her first experience in environmental education during her internship at the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site in Valais, where she focused on the impacts of climate change in the Alpine region. She wrote her master’s thesis in northern Macedonia on the sustainable intensification of agriculture. Since August 2021, she has been accompanying the Climate Schools as project manager.

Ilona Meili
Project management schools

About the person

Ilona loves to be out in nature, especially the mountains fascinate her very much. During her geography studies at the University of Zurich, Ilona learned a lot about the connections between natural processes and human activities. In the process, she was repeatedly confronted with the global effects of climate change and studied the topic in depth. Ilona gained her first experience in environmental education during an internship in the Swiss National Park. In her master’s thesis she dealt with the effects of the climate strike movement on the environmental awareness and behavior of young people in Zurich. Ilona also completed her teaching diploma for Matura schools and has been teaching at various high schools for the past two years. Ilona accompanies the Climate School Team as project manager since June 2022.

Carine Neier
Project management schools

About the person

As a former Girl Scout, Carine Neier developed a strong connection to nature as a child. After studying natural sciences at the ETH, she dedicated herself to scientific education. She gained her first experience in education at the Neuchâtel Museum of Nature and later worked as an editor for the public magazine Technologist, where she dealt with social issues related to science and technology. At the Walter Zoo and the Thurauen Nature Center, she deepened her knowledge in the environmental field and designed and implemented hands-on educational programs for school classes as well as for adults. Since 2020, she has been supporting the climate schools in the field of education.

Dietmar Kohler
Climate teacher

About the person

How do children develop an awareness of their environment?
For several years, Dietmar has been bringing the topics of energy+climate and waste+consumption into classrooms as an environmental teacher for Pusch. In parallel, he continues to develop educational activities in the climate school team. Didactically, his experience from several years of leading Technorama workshops as well as slam lectures helps him. From a technical point of view, the physicist with a doctorate in solar cells has a broad background. For him, it is important to reach the minds and the hearts.

Ronja Karpf
Communications manager

About the person

After her basic training as a businesswoman, Ronja specialized in the areas of events, marketing and communication. Regardless of the industry, sustainability and ecological aspects were always at the forefront of event planning and projects. Working as a communication planner in climate protection opens up an optimal working environment for her.

Tina Köhler
Fundraising

About the person

Environmental protection, plant-based nutrition and conscious consumption have always been an important field of interest for the studied music
scientist. After moving from Germany to Switzerland five years ago, the desire to commit herself professionally to these lived values became increasingly clear. She began to work intensively on sustainability projects, regenerative agriculture and permaculture and to write about these topics as a freelance journalist. Her career change led her to fundraising for Doctors Without Borders and finally, via Greenpeace, to the Climate School. She joined the fundraising team in February 2021.

Sophia Niederhauser
Project assistant

About the person
Sophia Niederhauser has graduated from the Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland in 2022 and plans to study political science after her one-year internship at MyBluePlanet. She has been interested in climate change and its global impact for several years. Today, she is involved at various levels and would like to work in this field after her studies. The internship at MyBluePlanet gives Sophia the opportunity to gain her first work experience and further her education in the topic of climate protection and sustainability. 
 
 
 

Thomas Fedrizzi
Volunteer coach

About the person

Thomas Fedrizzi completed an apprenticeship as a civil engineer and draftsman, obtained the Matura on the second educational path KME to become a teacher, performed various activities and foreign assignments in plant construction and development cooperation; completed an ETH degree in cultural and environmental engineering, was managing director in a solar company, completed a postgraduate degree in corporate finance; is chief financial officer in Swiss SMEs. Thomas Fedrizzi is the initiator and co-founder of the ECC project – from which the Climate School program emerged – and continues to work on a dedicated volunteer basis as a mentor and coach in the project team.

Luca Kanuga
Project assistant

About the person

After his original apprenticeship in the graphic arts as a polygrapher, he finally landed in the environmental & sustainability sector via detours, including stations in social services. Since 2018, he has been studying environmental engineering at the ZHAW in Wädenswil and will graduate in 2022. His main focus and area of interest is social. Social change processes fascinate him and he would like to contribute to the transition towards a more sustainable society and environment with his professional as well as private activities. Later on, he would like to work in the field of environmental education, which is why the internship at the Climate School is an excellent entry into the industry for him.

Milosh Fink
Volunteer: technical support

About the person

As a trained electrician and a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering with a focus on renewable resources and energy, Milosh has a lot of basic knowledge in the energy industry. As a project manager for photovoltaic systems with many years of experience, he knows what is important when building a solar system.

With his training as an energy consultant and his involvement in the climate school project, he tries to bring people and technology closer together and to inspire schools to build a solar system.