Our Tribe

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the Tribe Heritage Map

Our volunteers are spread out across the world. Hover over each country to see their heritage and location.

Advisory

This team works behind the scenes to support and guide the organization and makes executive decisions.

Patrick

Advisor

Patrick is co-author of seven research books, and sole and co-editor of 25 research books. Patrick is interested in the multiple ways in which individuals and groups strive to create diverse and alternative futures, framed and informed by their respective beliefs and values.

Yasmin

Advisor

A highly motivated individual, Yasmin works across sectors to ensure inclusive and equitable outcomes are achieved. A passionate educator, Yasmin delivers engaging lectures confidently and facilitates thought-provoking discussions to help people connect their learning with real-world application.

Daniel

Advisor

Daniel is a passionate advocate for regenerative tourism initiatives and believes that the sector has the opportunity to create value and support local communities economically while educating visitors on the importance of sustainability and helping to preserving our iconic natural environments.

Nic

Advisor

Nic is a lawyer and executive advisor on the Future of Work. She leads Deloitte’s Future of Work efforts for the Asia Pacific region and is passionate about making work better for humans and humans better at work.

Paul

Advisor

Paul Fuller has been committed to environmental and resource management for over thirty years. More recently Paul has been managing natural hazard mitigation projects, including assessing the current risk and risk under projected climate change, improving meteorological forecasting of extreme weather events, modelling emergency evacuation, and increasing community awareness of natural hazards.

Rowan

Advisor

Mr. Blizzard is a solution seeker for Innovation House Australia with proven experience across a wide range of areas including sales, service, technical, and management. He has a passion for high-performance building practices with expertise in a vast range of building products and materials. He is currently working with one of THRIVE’s strategic partners.

Anders

Advisor

Anders Bjørn is an expert in life cycle indicators of environmental impact. He was always fascinated by the concept of sustainability and how different approaches exist to drive sustainable development. His main learning is using system and life cycle thinking to critically assess the “greenness” of products claimed to be sustainable.

Petie

Advisor

Petie is an operational executive that delivers with a strategic focus. Sustainability and pursuit of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is a personal and professional passion for her. 

Research

This team works with the academics and experts in the field, researching, analyzing and evaluating the natural and social sciences informing the sustainability field. They are primarily involved with researching content for THRIVE.

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Morris

Project Lead, Researcher

Morris D Fedeli has three decades of industry experience in helping organizations achieve success through the application of new emerging innovative business models and technologies.

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Binu

Researcher

Binu is a passionate sustainability professional with over eight years of experience in ESG research and ratings. By supporting THRIVE, she wants to help contribute towards ecological sustainability for life on earth.

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Martin

Researcher

Martin works as a Research Assistant at the Graz University of Technology, Austria. He investigates sustainability oriented business models of start-ups as well as examining the drivers that motivate start-ups to embed social and/or environmental sustainability in their business models.

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Luis

Researcher

Luis works as an independent Sustainability and Environmental consultant in Ecuador. As a content creator, Luis hopes to combine his knowledge of sustainable development with his skills in research and graphic design to bring THRIVE’s message to a bigger audience.

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Zahrah

Researcher

Zahrah is a medical doctor from Mauritius – an island off the Malagasy coast in the Indian Ocean. She has joined our research team hoping that her expertise in public health and passion for research will help THRIVE make a positive difference in the world.

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Ruwini

Researcher

Ruwini is a research scientist specialising in neuroscience, genetics, and molecular biology. She looks forward to bringing her knowledge and experiences in the lab to the community for sustainable healthcare and wellbeing.

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Halima

Research Assistant

Halima wants to learn how to lead a more sustainable life. She hopes that working with THRIVE will help her to guide others to also live sustainably, so that we can all live in a thriving world.

Sinval

Researcher

Sinval is an engineer with experience in environmental sciences and technology. Sinval dedicates his time to promoting social justice, sustainability and environmental health. Sinval wants to make a difference by promoting nature and its healing capacity and resilience.

Nimanie

Research Assistant

Nimanie is currently studying Horticulture at Griffith University. She has joined THRIVE as a research volunteer in order to promote sustainability-especially in the food and agriculture fields.

Chamari

Researcher

Chamari is a researcher with a background in sustainability and circular economy. She has joined THRIVE in order to observe these issues from different perspectives and help the community manage them.

Paul

Research Assistant

Paul has recently finished his Master of Sustainability program at The University of Sydney. He has a core belief that everyone on this planet has a right to having their needs for health, food, and shelter met, and that we must work to ensure this for future generations.

Smitha

Research Assistant

Smitha comes from a background in both journalism and education. With a strong passion for the environment, Smitha hopes to utilise her experience to further spread awareness about sustainable living.

Development Team

This team develops technologies and tools in aid of resolving some of the world’s greatest challenges by applying the latest in science and technology.
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Geoff

Software Developer, Audio and Video Engineer

Geoff is a self-trained software developer, video, and audio engineer and has contributed hundreds of hours to the founding of THRIVE in the areas of programming, web development and digital art.

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Sebastian

Software Developer, Machine Learning

Sebastian is a passionate and purposeful engineer, currently pursuing a Masters in Information Technology majoring in data science at UQ.

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Bruce

IT Developer

Bruce is your friendly neighbourhood IT Developer. Bruce works as a full-stack developer at THRIVE and is into web & software development.

Chinju

Front-end developer

Chinju loves the concept of sustainability. She is looking forward to contributing well in her position, while helping the community and learning new things. 

Marketing Team

This team facilitates the dissemination of pertinent content in the field of sustainability across blogs, channels, publications, forums, and via social media. 
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Varun

Digital Marketing (SEO)

Varun is a “jack of all trades” with a background in marketing, business administration, AV production, and data analytics. He’s avid about using his diverse skill set to increase organic traction for the project as an SEO specialist and lends a hand in delivering compelling blogs and video productions on the importance of thrivability.

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Sofia

Engineering Writer

Sofia is studying a joint degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering and environmental science at The University of Sydney. Having always loved animals, the natural environment, and fashion, she has grown a deep passion for more circular, sustainable, and ethical textiles.

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Marian

Digital Media Strategist

Marian is our Digital Media Strategist who is no stranger to dealing with orchestrated disinformation and astroturfing. She has a real interest in using social media for social good through data-driven campaigns that create meaningful connections.

Content Team

This team works closely with research and marketing teams to ensure that quality content is collated and presented in an easily digestible way, informing the reader or viewer and inspiring them to act for the greater common good.
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Natasha

Content Creator

Natasha is committed to understanding and mainstreaming nature-based solutions to the world’s unsustainability problems. She joined THRIVE because she believes that it’s not too late to make a difference.

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Jason

Content Creator

Jason enjoys working outdoors and doing his best to conserve the integrity of the natural world. Originally from New Zealand, he has spent most of his life in Brisbane, where he studied environmental science at Griffith University.

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Rebecca

Content Editor

Rebecca is an enthusiastic and versatile writer and editor with an aptitude for web development and social media. Her passion for sustainability stems from an earnest desire to see people everywhere thrive. She wants to facilitate better communication between academics and the general public and, hopefully, help save the world.

Kavya

Content Writer

Kavya recently completed her Masters in Electronics and Energy Engineering at Griffith University. She says that THRIVE provides her with a perfect opportunity to utilise her passion and enthusiasm for sustainability to raise awareness for the common good.

Chathuranga

Content Creator

Cathu is a writer with a background in search engine optimization and advertising. He has joined THRIVE in an effort to incite sustainable awareness throughout communities worldwide.

Raysha

Copyeditor

Raysha has a background volunteering as a Public Relations officer for the Andrews Society of Indonesian Students. Nature and the outdoors are an important place for Raysha, which have increased her passion for sustainability and thrivability. She wishes to preserve these environments for future generations to enjoy too.

Bersu

Designer

Bersu is studying a master’s degrees at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She is currently studying City Planning and is working as a project analyst at NETCAD. Bersu dreams to be an academic working in fields relating to sustainability, whilst continuing to take part in international projects like THRIVE.

Gemma

Copyeditor

Gemma is a student with a keen passion for all thing sustainability. She has joined THRIVE project as a Volunteer Copywriter in order to promote ideas such as personal sustainability and sustainable travel.

Support Team

This team works closely with each of the other Teams to provide support services from administrative through to technical and operational support. 
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Femelyn

Catering Coordinator

Femelyn is a free spirited, brave lady who has learnt how to survive in less than fortunate circumstances. who has developed an interest in curtailing famine, food waste and poverty in regional areas of Asia.

Arash

IT Support

Arash is an IT system administrator with a great sense of passion for problem-solving and learning smart and automated solutions for IT infrastructures. He is studying for his Master’s degree in Information Technology (Cybersecurity and computer networks).

Haiyi

Team Assistant

Haiyi has studied a Bachelor of Business degree, focusing on  economics. She wishes to contribute to raising awareness by encouraging people to participate in the actions required to make the planet better.

* Furthermore THRIVE Project includes a number of external researchers, academics, policy groups, software testers, interns, advisory group members and more not listed above, and is affiliated with a number of collaborating partners worldwide.

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