Regional Representatives

Each year, during the General Assembly, delegates of each region nominate a Regional Representative (RR). He/She performs such duties as the following to promote the aims of the Association in the region:

  • Maintain regular contacts with the members of the region
  • Encourage and help forest students’ associations in the region to become a member of IFSA
  • Assist the Direction in carrying out activities such as tracer studies in the region
  • Encourage and promote activities such as working camps, seminars, forestry-related projects relevant to the region, etc.

So here you can find the RRs for each region, IFSA year 2018-2019:

Northern America
Gretha Teta
Regional Representative for Northern America

This year, Kayla and I would like to recruit at least one new LC and enhance communication between the existing ones. I am also looking forward to working with LCs to enrich Northern America IFSA members’ education and understanding of IFSA. I hope to do this through organizing meaningful workshops, and providing members with opportunities to engage with IFSA. Lastly, I am looking forward to helping organize CARM 2019, which is going to be legendary.

Kayla McNay
Regional Representative for North America (United States)
Latin America
Itzhak Lopez
Regional Representative for Latin America (Mexico)
Northern Europe
Southern Europe
Lison Ambroise
Regional Representative for Southern Europe (France)

Together with Lioba, I am in charge of ensuring a good coordination between IFSA World and the LCs of Southern Europe. We want this year to have a better cooperation with Northern Europe and we plan for example to organize common video meetings. But that is only one of our projects and we have many others.

Lioba Rath
Regional Representative for Southern Europe (Switzerland)

This year I would like to reactivate the Southern European LCs by involving them in various specific projects. With my RR partner Lison we have many ideas to connect closer to other regions and offer more opportunities for members to join events and get the most out of IFSA’s opportunities!

Northern Africa
Southern Africa
Collen Baloi
Regional Representative for Southern Africa (South Africa)

My main tasks is to achieve a great communication and participation of students at the SARM, IFSS and IFSA family through stimulating and motivating of LC’s and gather more LC’s to join IFSA and spread the word of IFSA.

Muzi Shongwe
Regional Representative for Southern Africa (South Africa)
Syarifah Khoirunnisa
Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific Region (Indonesia)

My position’s main task is to connect members of Asia Pacific Region with the entire IFSA. I would like to enhance the communication between LCs and encourage them to be more involved with us. I also will assist the members to use their opportunities as IFSA’s member as much as possible.

Jilian Princess Bathan
Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific Region (Philippines)

As the Asia Pacific Regional Representative, I will serve as the main connection between the Asia Pacific Region and the whole IFSA. I will ensure the progress and betterment of my region and make sure that we remain active. It is also my job to nurture and develop the LCs within my region.