Meet the team

Green Office Wageningen is run by a team of six green-minded coordinators and an enthusiastic group of volunteers.


Django Milner Vaas
Green Office Manager

I’m a Food Quality Management student, specialising in Quality Control and Assurance. I joined the Green office as a volunteer in my first year, as I’ve always wanted to have something sustainability-related going on. My bachelor’s study was in Environmental Science and Sustainability, and since then I’ve been involved with research into community-based sustainable initiatives. Following those experiences, I strive to support sustainability in my network as much as possible, as many grass-roots movements can have a surprising impact!

I’m grateful to be able to meet many people from Wageningen and all over the world and to help strengthen green networks. I also get the chance to engage volunteers and contribute to promoting sustainability within WUR and other communities.


Tamara Kedves
Communication & Outreach Coordinator

I am a second-year bachelor’s student in Animal Sciences, specializing in the Biological Functioning of Animals. I first stumbled upon the topic of sustainability related to veganism, and ever since, I have been actively trying to create a more sustainable lifestyle for myself, while helping others. Being involved in every project in some way, my role at the Green Office is to promote our events, so that more and more students take a part in our activities. I aim to bring creativity into everything I do, this is why I am especially grateful to be able to work in a role that allows me to experiment with different ways of reaching people. Effective communication has power- and I hope that power drives WUR towards a more sustainable future.

Helena Voorhuis

Campus & Operations Coordinator

Paula Medina
Food & Health Coordinator

Being part of the Green Office has allowed me to see the university through a different lens. It gives me the opportunity to hear the opinions of both employees and students and to come up with ways to make WUR a more sustainable place. I’m excited about the upcoming academic year!

Sem Zijta
Education & Research Coordinator

I am currently a BSc student in Environmental Sciences and before this, I was a student in Philosophy. My different studies helped me develop a more comprehensive vision of sustainability, and have given me the opportunity to get involved in different topics related to sustainability! Through my work for the Green Office, I try to make WUR more sustainable. Working together with students and researchers is an amazing way of achieving this purpose, and at the same time connecting with people. 

Kristína Smiešková

Community & Network Coordinator

I am doing my Masters in Environmental Sciences with the Specialization in Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development Diplomacy. The love for Nature and our Planet has been part of my life since I can remember. Here in the Green Office I am engaging in Community & Network Building, coordinating several projects at WUR, taking care of our amazing volunteers, organizing workshops and engaging in WURs policy-making processes. I am a connectinng point between different sustainable organisations and projects in Wageningen. My vision is to create a WUR with a strong sustainable community and network where everyone feels encouraged to engage! Let’s do this together! I am passionate about connecting people, so feel free to reach out to me about any related topics.

Green Office Volunteers

Green Office Wageningen also has an enthusiastic group of volunteers that work together in different project teams. A huge thanks to Niharika Chauhan, Clara Colonna, Emmy Van Daele, Nathan Lee, Nathalie van der Wel, Natasha Desai, Amy Jonkers, Ashay Shah, Sara Sottoriva, Mae Glaese, Lana Migayrou, Lisa de Graaf, Riemer van der Vliet, Laura Wilson, Stella Brugman, Vignesh Manoharan, Sonia Macacci, Svenja Herrmann, Malou Blonk, Jitske Fijneman, Yu Ling Chang, Aishwarya Muralidharan, Bhawana Shivaloti, Lucas Sawosko, Priyadarshini Pongalur Selvaraj, Zaki Ruhyaman Bakran, and Marta Battistel. We couldn’t do it without your support!