The Thirst Tribe

The power of passion

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead, American cultural Anthropologist

We are a small tribe, and our passion is helping save the world’s water.

Mina Guli

Mina Guli

CEO & Founder

Mina is a corporate lawyer turned activist. After years of work in climate change, Mina founded Thirst. She was named a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum in 2010.

Jelena Milenković

Jelena Milenković

Operations Manager, Shanghai

Jelena is Serbian and is responsible for Thirst’s education programmes and operations in Shanghai.

Ling Mei

Lingmei Wang

Operations Manager, Beijing

Lingmei is Chinese. She is our Operations Manager who is responsible for Thirst's education programmes and operations in Beijing.

Jess Swallow

Jess Swallow

Chief of Staff, Beijing

Jess is based in UK and works closely with Mina to ensure the smooth running of all our projects, programmes and operations.

Nathan Lawes

Nathan Lawes

Partnerships & Networks Manager, Beijing

Nathan, who is based in Beijing, is Thirst's Partnerships & Networks Manager.

Nix Maxwell

James Geer

Creative Head, Beijing

James is based in the UK and manages Thirst’s communications

John Doe

Irene Guo

Media & Communications Manager, Beijing

Irene recently joined the Beijing team as our Media & Communications Manager.

Zhang Yu

Zhang Yu

Clubs & Innovation Manager, Beijing

Zhang is responsible for maintaining relationships with over 150 schools and Thirst Clubs. She is also responsible for the Innovation Competitions.

Meredith Zhang

Meredith Zhang

Education Project Manager, Beijing

Meredith is from Beijing and is our Education Project Manager. She is responsible for driving our latest initiative, the Thirst Academy.

Nix Maxwell

Flora Wang

Office Administrator & Cashier, Beijing

Flora is Chinese and recently joined our Beijing team as Office Administrator & Cashier.

Dani Basser

Dani Basser

Creative Consultant, Melbourne

Dani is based in Melbourne and creates visually impactful work that represents our projects and messages.

Nix Maxwell

LOUISE CHEN

Innovation Assistant, Beijing

Louise is our Innovation Assistant and comes from Jiangxi province, that is located in the south bank of the Yangtze River.

Dani Basser

VINA FENG

Education Assistant, Beijing

Vina is our Education assistant in Beijing. She also helps with the Thirst Ambassadors Programme.

Nix Maxwell

Hilary Yang

Resource Development Manager, Beijing

Hilary is responsible for identifying new grants, foundations and private to support Thirst's operations.

Dani Basser

LIVIA LI

Project Assistant, Beijing

Livia is working as a project assistant for Thirst from Beijing. She holds a Masters degree in Translation and Interpreting.

Nix Maxwell

IRIS WU

Education Assistant, Beijing

Iris recently joined the Beijing team as our Education Project Assistant.

Join our Tribe!

We’re always looking for interns to join our team.

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