Director of Operations and Cohesion
Simona Getova is an eco-feminist climate & social justice organiser, facilitator, and educator from North Macedonia. Simona’s work and research interests lie in the intersections of decolonial feminist political ecology and community-led models of social and environmental justice. As Director of Operations & Cohesion Simona is responsible for organizing the internal operations of R&D, facilitating group cohesion and supporting the relationship between different teams within R&D.
Program Manager of Financing & Media
Lorenzo Lonardi grew up in Italy but studied and worked in the Netherlands, Kenya and Spain. During his studies, he engaged in different types of activism around Europe. Lorenzo has a MA in Political Ecology & Degrowth from UAB. As R&D's Program Manager of Financing & Media Lorenzo is responsible for financial issues, collaborates in the elaboration of project proposals and takes care of media dissemination.
Director of Strategy & Local Relations
Viktor Humpert is a researcher and activist across Germany, the Netherlands, and Catalonia. He has a MA in Political Ecology & Degrowth from UAB. Viktor's role at R&D as Director of Strategy & Local Relations is to further professionalise the organisation and to strengthen its network and roots in the local context of Barcelona and beyond.
Program Manager of Academia & Policy
Brenda Nistor has studied and worked on the topics of degrowth and gender, with a focus on health inequalities, gendered dimensions of structural adjustment programs, alternatives to GDP and well-being indicators.
Director of International Relations
Maiko Mathiesen has lived and worked on three continents, ranging from non-profits to multinational corporations and startups, gaining a diverse perspective on how to tackle the ongoing socio-environmental crisis. He has a MA in Political Ecology & Degrowth from UAB. Maiko's role in R&D as the Director of International Relations is to flourish the capabilities and the scope of R&D by establishing new global ties and cooperation opportunities with like-minded organizations and individuals.