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Meet the People Behind oikos: Constance Allet

1. What motivated you to join oikos and to dedicate your time to be Head of Community?

My motivation to join oikos and dedicate my time as Head of Community stems from several factors. Firstly, recognizing the urgency of ecological issues, I wanted to give my time to address pressing challenges. I also like taking on responsibilities, and being part of the board of a club like oikos presented an opportunity for me to do so while having a positive impact. Being Head of Community is amazing to gain hands-on experience in leading a team and creating spaces for the oikos community to bond and grow together to achieve its mission.

2. What makes being Head of Community at oikos unique and impactful?

Being Head of Community at oikos is unique in several ways. As the club with the most extensive active community at university, oikos St-Gallen offers a challenging and rewarding experience when planning the oikos journey. With the support of the community team, it is also the chance to work together to shape the year and design events, turning ideas into reality. Being the Head of Community is also a great way to meet people from the community! The role is impactful because, as the Head of Community, you have the opportunity to foster connections between kind and like-minded individuals who are passionate about driving change. It is offering them a space to exchange. Moreover, as board members, we act as the backbone of the club’s operational aspects and have to ensure everything runs smoothly. We support projects throughout the year and help them where needed. It is amazing to follow their project and see them develop throughout the year.

3. What do you enjoy most about being a member of oikos?

What I like most about being an oikos member is the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, all of whom share and actively contribute to the same goal. It is truly inspiring to see the dedication of our members. In addition, I enjoy attending the remarkable events organized by oikos projects and seeing motivated people come up with new ideas and initiatives under the oikos banner. Working with such a diverse and committed group of people makes my experience with oikos all the more fulfilling.

4. What do you enjoy most about being a member of oikos?

Outside of oikos and my studies, I enjoy playing volleyball. Family is also important to me, and as I live quite far from St-Gallen, I enjoy the moments when I can go back home and spend quality time with them. I also like spending time with my friends and travelling with them. I like discovering new cultures and going out of my comfort zone.

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