Meet the team

Hello, my name is Tobi, I’m sustainability coordinator at UWC RBC and I’m passionate about things like soil, solar power… and digging ponds! Originally I’m from Bavaria, I went to UWC in India, studied Artificial Intelligence in Scotland and then Renewable Energy in Wales before coming to Freiburg in 2014. I’m looking forward to having great discussions around our pizza oven!

Hi there, I’m Clara. I currently live in windy Edinburgh where I study Sustainable Development and Geography. I am particularly interested in food systems, cooperatives and other local grassroots organising, conservation, and maps. Outside the lecture halls, I am usually found outdoors — hiking, gardening, getting involved in conservation work — or completely absorbed in some craftsy project. I graduated from UWC Robert Bosch College some years ago and have since been involved in UWC Short Courses. I look forward to returning to Freiburg and meeting many of you soon!

Hallo everyone, my name is Paula.  I am from the beautiful country of Ecuador but I moved to Germany for my studies. For the past 1.5 years, I have had the chance to be in Freiburg, doing a master’s in Environmental Governance. Even if part of my studies took place during Corona, I was very lucky to be able to access the amazing nature in and around the city. I can truly say, this place has made me feel at home, like no other place before and I am excited for you to see the wonders of this city on your own.

Hi everyone, my name is John. I’m originally from the United States (Austin, Texas to be exact), but I’ve been living here in Freiburg for the better part of three years now while studying for a master’s degree in Forest Sciences. My interests within the realm of sustainability include energy and food systems, transportation, and, of course, all things forest-related. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, bicycling, tea, and getting out to the woods as often as possible. I’m looking forward to meeting you all and to having some good discussions!

Hi all, my name is Joy – and I love dogs (especially this one, her name is Boo)! I recently got an apartment in Utrecht, The Netherlands so I am busy decorating my new home. In September I am starting my second Master’s degree in Psychology. I am interested in feminism, sexuality, politics, random facts, and podcasts about these interests. I went to UWC Eswatini (Swaziland) in 2012 and have been with UWC ever since. I am excited to meet you all in August.

My name is Ines Mabrouk. I am 26 years old and the PR and Communications Manager at UWC Robert Bosch College. I am currently finishing my Masters of Art in English Literature and Literacy Theories and writing my thesis. I am quite new to the field of sustainability and am eager to learn and educate myself further to be worthy of my responsibility as a world citizen.

Ines will mostly be working “behind the scenes” with Thomas but will also be around on campus during August!

Thomas is 49 years old and runs the UWC Robert Bosch College as the CFO together with the rector, Laurence Nodder. He started working for UWC RBC in 2015; before that he worked for the Robert Bosch company for 17 years. His best experience was a 3-year working stay in South Korea. Thomas is working on the summer camp “behind the scenes” – taking care of all the logistics like travel, accommodation, finances, etc. He will also be around on campus during August though!