I am a 22 year old graduate from Amsterdam University College. I focused on psychology and neuroscience but due to the liberal arts style of the course I also pursued my curiosities in environmental sciences and biology. Personally, I spend most of my time cooking Indian and Italian food (my home countries) and working with plants. These various interests culminated in my thesis that investigated the social, dietary, psychological and most importantly the microbial pathways leading to Anorexia. At Mediamatic I work as an intern at the Aquaponics Farm and I am extremely curious to see how microbes play an essential role in the nutrient cycle of plants, how food waste can be directly reused in a system to produce more food, and finally explore what the future of urban farming looks like.
- Abhay Villa