Elena Meijer - UWC Maastricht

Previous school: Radulphus College
Place of residence: Curaçao
selected by the Dutch National Committee

I would describe myself as someone who has a continuous craving of wanting to see the world, wanting to meet new people and wanting to make a change.

I grew up being a music and art lover (playing the piano, singing, painting and writing) and being someone who likes to educate and challenge myself. Since I was young, I've been an environmentalist and I spend a lot of time trying to make a change. This I do by volunteering at the animal shelter, volunteering at Green Force (an environmental and recycling company) and being a member of MUN (Model United Nations) and the student council. Throughout the years, I have planted trees, participated in clean ups, written resolutions, attended conferences and meetings and debated global issues.

At UWC I hope to meet lots of new people and learn about the different cultures around the world.

I hope that we as UWC students can show the rest of the world that it is possible for different cultures to collaborate and thrive together in spite of our differences. In the future I would like to work for The United Nations. I want to be a politician/diplomat that works with other nations to create a sustainable and prosperous future together.

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