Jesse Hettema

HIA Program:

Netherlands Netherlands 2013


Jesse Hettema graduated from Amsterdam University College in 2012 with a degree in Energy, Climate & Sustainability. In his studies he focused on technical innovations, but was also involved with the social aspects of climate issues. He became actively involved with Human Rights by participating in the Soliya program concerning the Western-Islamic conflict. He also participated in an exchange program with Palestinians from the West Bank in the summer of 2009. During his studies, he assisted underpriviledged children with their education in Amsterdam-Bijlmer, first as a teamleader and then as the location coordinator of the project (2010-2012). Currently he is the chair of Students for Sustainability Amsterdam (SFSA), a green lobby group, and in the future he aims to continue his studies in Sustainable Energy and Development.

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