UCL Alumni


Join us in Geneva for a panel discussion and networking

25 May 2022, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Geneva skyline

Please join us for a UCL alumni event at the Impact Hub in Geneva. We will be joined by two UCL alumni, Javier Elkins of the WHO and Saskia Petit of OneAction.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL students | UCL alumni






Alumni Relations Team

Event: UCL Alumni Panel + Networking

Date and time: Wednesday 25 May 2022
18:30 CEST

Location: Impact Hub Geneva
Rue Fendt 1,
201 Genève, Switzerland

Both panelists will reflect on their experience at UCL and then discuss how their organisations have adapted and evolved in recent years, before moving on to audience questions. 

Following the panel, there will be a chance to network with old friends and new connections over drinks and canapés.

We look forward to welcoming you soon. 

About the Speakers

Saskia Petit

BSc Social and Political Studies, 2009

Saskia has always been passionate about solidarity, social work and humanitarian and environmental action. After growing up in several countries, including six years in India, her motivation to participate in these types of projects around the world continued to develop.

After her studies, she joined the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) in the Philippines and then went to Geneva where she joined the Fondation pour Genève.

She integrated the NGO OneAction during its first year of operation to develop the organisation and its educational and environmental projects in Geneva and abroad. Saskia has now been working for OneAction for 9 years and is currently Projects Director.

Saskia Petit Headshot

Javier Elkin

PhD Neuroscience, 2018
MSc in Brain and Mind Sciences, 2011

Javier Elkin is a Technical Officer in the Department of Digital Health and Innovation of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. He provides technical assistance to countries in digital health and supports them throughout implementation of mHealth interventions and supports the COVID-19 Infodemic response by acting as product manager of the Facebook Messenger chatbot (www.m.me/who).

He is also a Startup Mentor at HatchCoLab, a startup accelerator focused on helping SDG-focused startups based in Geneva. Previously he worked as part of the Strategy Team at Unitaid and as a technology consultant for the life sciences at IQVIA. 

Javier Elkin Headshot