Amelie Ritter was working as an intern for the Ecologic Institute from April until August 2018. During that time she mainly supported the EU research project REFRESH that focuses on the reduction of food waste along production and supply chains. Her main interests are food and health policy as well as the integration of social-psychological theories and environmental research. Amelie Ritter works in German and English, she also speaks some Spanish and has basic knowledge of French and Italian.
Her work for REFRESH focused mainly on identifying possible policy recommendations and interventions in order to help reducing food waste on a consumer level.
Before Amelie Ritter started working for the Ecologic Institute she was volunteering at various permaculture projects that aimed for regenerating natural ecosystems, reversing desertification and re-localizing food production.
She obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Social Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and wrote her thesis about the causes and environmental consequences of the belief in human dominance over nature. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Vienna.