I am completing my PhD in Sociology on the topics of food politics and food democracy. Trained as a social psychologist and subsequently as a project manager, I have extensive experience in group dynamics both in for-profit and not-for-profit settings. After having managed communication teams and companies for more than a decade, in 2007 I started working with environmental NGOs, among them Greenpeace International and two Portuguese organisations, as a campaign manager, adult educator, and community organiser. I have been coordinating the Portuguese Seed Freedom campaign for the past 5 years. My main interest is in the social-ecological dynamics of global politics, with an emphasis on the political economic factors that contribute to the democratic and ecological deficits that have been shown to persist. I like to contribute to DIY solutions, anything that decentralises knowledge and power, and empowers people to organise their common lives.