Nina Baumgartner MPhil

Project Maya Co-Founder & Director, Rome

Nina is currently employed by an international organic control body based in Italy ( and works on the promotion and certification of organic aquaculture and sustainable fisheries. She graduated in Biological Sciences in 2005 at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', and she obtained a Master of Philosophy in Zoology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Whilst researching for the Universities she started collaborating with several environmental non-profit organizations and therefore realised that her passion is to work with local communities and to build bridges between communities, rather than sitting in front of a computer all day.


That's when she decided to gain a second Master degree (you never stop learning!). This time she went to Milan to study how to manage social companies, cooperatives and NGOs.

Networking is Nina's favourite word; while Nina's dream is to work with her biodiverse group of friends, who share with her same objectives and passions in life.

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