Maria Westin is part of EAT’s Global Engagement and Communications team. She is particularly involved with the Disruptive Dialogues that are held at EAT’s Forums, coordinating all content-related and logistical aspects. Maria has a background in activism and grassroots NGO work, with a strong focus on environmental and social justice issues – often brought together through the food system perspective. Prior to joining EAT she did campaign work for the small Dutch NGO ASEED Europe. Maria holds an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree from the University of Amsterdam and a master’s degree in Development Studies from Erasmus University Rotterdam, with a major in Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies. She is a Swedish national, but has spent most of her adult life in the Netherlands and speaks Dutch fluently.