Dana Pok

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I’m Dana, a 22 year old Slovak girl and I am very excited to join the CfS student board! I am currently completing a BA in Urban Studies at Leiden University and a minor in International Development Studies at UVA. I am very glad to be a part of the CfS team because it bridges the gap between my personal interest and my academic aspirations. I chose my studies because I moved quite a bit when I was younger and I’ve lived in cities my whole life. Believe me when I say that I’ve seen the best and the worst of them all. While cities are amazing dynamic and cosmopolitan areas, there is definitely a need for improvement in how they fit in into the sustainable future and  progressive social goals that are currently at the forefront of the global agenda. My role on the student board is being the new secretary. This requires me to keep track of the discussions that our lovely board has in order to plan great and green event for everyone! It is also important for me to be a part of a community that I support, raise awareness, and develop my own knowledge and actions on being more sustainable by helping organize events for the CfS. 

Sustainability tip:
I enjoy quick and easy art & craft projects where you can re-use 'trash' from around your house. This boosts your creativity and helps you be less wasteful. 

The latest hack I tried was using toilet paper rolls as a bedding under soil for my plants in the plant pots, or converting the roll into a holder for my air plants. I come across most of these hacks on social media, so ideas for sustainable re-use of things you would otherwise dispose of are just one click away!

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Dana Pok