Noëlle Smits van Waesberghe

Noëlle Smits van Waesberghe

Analyst

Noëlle joined Sancroft after completing her MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London (UCL). Here she became particularly interested in embedding the concept of environmental justice into policy frameworks. While studying, she carried out a research project to improve food security for marginalised groups within the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone. Bringing her research closer to home, her thesis then explored how the EU’s common agricultural policy and its governance structure influence the transition to sustainable and just food systems in the EU. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Imperial College London where she specialised in resource management and ecology. Noëlle also has experience working in environmental and social impact start-ups such as Land Life Company and BeneTalk, where she was able to develop her marketing skills.

She currently volunteers for Generation Climate Europe, a youth-led organisation aiming to strengthen youth climate voices in the EU. Here she leads a team who advocate for a circular economy for food. Noëlle speaks English, French and Dutch and loves to hike, ski and garden.