SIMOcean Generation 2.0
Meet SIM18

The first generation of HSG students were part of the SIM17 cohort and founded the SIMOcean initiative in 2020. In 2021, it was time for the second generation of SIM students to take over the project. Meet the students of the 2021 SIM18 cohort running SIMOcean today.

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Hello everyone! 

My name is Gabriela, I am from Germany. As one of the project managers of SIMocean, I am in charge of coordinating our project’s efforts to create lasting impact in Malaysia. 

I chose SIMocean as a SIMagination initiative because I believe that tackling problems of sustainability and plastic pollution are some of the most important issues for our planet at the moment.

My goal for our initiative is to raise awareness of this issue, educate people on ways to reduce our impact on the plant and help the local community in Borneo with the plastic pollution it is facing.

Hello everyone, I am Jaqueline and I come from Bulgaria. I am a Financial Officer, alongside Roger, and I work on financial planning, budgeting, and fundraising.

I chose Simocean because I believe there is still not enough awareness raised regarding sustainability issues in the world. I hope that with our project we will bring the topic of sustainability and plastic pollution a bit closer to society’s top priorities.

My goal with Simocean is to help the community in Sandakan live a better life by tackling plastic pollution problems.

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Hi! My name is Adelya and l come from Russia.

I am the External Communication Officer in SIMocean, so my goal is to connect people all over the world to together tackle the issue of plastic pollution. Through SIMocean initiative and the collaboration with our partners FAB Borneo in Malaysia and Clearrivers in Netherlands l intend to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean and make our planet a cleaner and nicer place to live in!

Hi everyone! I’m Roger from Costa Rica and I’m part of the SIMocean team.


I join this project because there is only one planet we can live (at least for now (smiley with sweat drop)). Taking care of it and creating conscious about it is something I consider very important, even more as someone who is from a country like Costa Rica, I guess it’s in my genes as well. 


In SIMocean I collaborate as Finance Officer and I’m charge of managing budget forecast and funding options as well as other related topics.

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Hi, everyone! My nam is Daniel and I come from the Czech Republic [Czech Flag]. At SIMocean I am responsible for internal communication and organization.

I was drawn to SIMocean since the beginning because it is the only SIMagination challenge focused on sustainability. The plastic pollution is then one of the greatest challenges of our generation and SIMocean gives me the opportunity to take part in tackling it.

My goal for our initiative is to consolidate it as a stable part of the SIM programme and to help the locals in Sandokan, Borneo fight the overwhelming plastic pollution that they are facing.

Hi, everyone! My name is Tereza and I’m from the Czech Republic. My main responsibility is working closely with other initiatives and creating synergies across the teams.


One of my passions is nature and spending time outside, admiring the beauty of our planet, and therefore I don’t want to see this environment to be polluted with waste. SIMocean for me is the opportunity to raise awareness about plastic in the oceans and beaches and hopefully make a change with a long-lasting impact. Our team wants to implement a circular model of collecting plastic, using recycled plastic for products, and thus raising financial and material means for the community.


I’m very excited to be part of our amazing team and take an action in keeping our planet a cleaner and better place to live in!

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Hi everyone! My name is Feli and I am from Germany.


Within SIMocean, I am the Operations Officer and coordinate between our partner NGOs and other potential partners.

I chose to join the SIMocean initiative because it focusses on environmental sustainability. We all share the same environment after all, so it makes sense to me that we are all responsible for taking care of it. The issue of plastic pollution will not solve itself and it’s with the help of great organizations like our partner-NGOs in the Netherlands and Malaysia that I feel we can really make a difference.