Mareike Van Wie joins the DIG team as a Public Ally and works as the special programs coordinator collecting baseline information to help assess new aspects of the Green Schools Challenge and assist in the expansion of community outreach.

Mareike is a Masters student studying Digital Humanities at the University of Groningen with a passion for social justice and data ethics believing particularly in a bottom- up approach for long term change. Having been involved with Fridays for the Futures throughout university, working with a focus on climate justice became a goal for her future. With DIG she found an opportunity to pursue all these interests. Through this experience, she hopes to learn more about the non-profit sector and communication skills behind outreach.