After graduating from an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS university last year, I am currently interning at two different international NGOs in London (SEED Madagascar and Women for Women International). I am excited to gain overseas development experience as a volunteer project evaluator. I am a vegetarian, a feminist and a cyclist.
I am a Brazilian lawyer living in London since 2014. I am currently part of the enquiry team investigating the root-cause of the biggest environmental disaster to date in Brazil. The investigation is multidisciplinary, comprising legal and policy analysis. I also volunteer for a charity which provides support to EU migrants working in precarious conditions in the UK, helping on multiple activities, from fundraising to policy research. I recently finished by PhD in Economic Law at the University of São Paulo and I also hold an MSc. in Development Management from the LSE. I have always been interested in the study of human rights and anticorruption matters and I have recently started to focus my attention on monitoring & evaluation issues.
As a Dutchie I have relocated to London in July last year to start work as a Grant Administrator at Porticus UK. Previously, I studied at the University of Amsterdam where I received a BA in Religious Studies and an MSc in Conflict Resolution and Governance. I’ve worked in NGOs and foundations in the Netherlands, Lebanon on a range of topics and projects, but I’m specifically interested in peace building and M&E.
I am a team manager at Fundamental Media, where I’m responsible for conducting market research among financial intermediaries across the world. Although I have been working now for over five years in the financial sector in London.
I was born in Madrid, and was trained as a musician (piano and orchestral conducting) at the University of Arts Berlin. Back in Germany, I spent some years in Munich, where I was conductor of the Munich Youth Orchestra, before moving to London, where I completed a degree in social sciences and economics and a PhD in social theory at the University of London.
If there is a common thread among all these experiences, it is my passion about finding ways to understand the world we live in and make positive change possible. And this is precisely what attracted me towards GlobalGiving.
Hello! My name is Andriana –or Andi for short and I am very excited to be part of the Global Giving family.
I am originally from Greece but I have been in the UK for the past 8 years. I now live and work in very buzzy and lively London.
I am a graphic designer, illustrator and animator so overall a very creative person who likes getting stuck into anything creative and art related. My dream is to set up a business or enterprise that can make a difference into people’s lives whether it is big or small.
Getting to travel and emerge fully into different cultures is what fuels me with energy and makes me appreciate the diversity on this earth. I am happy I have the chance to get a taste of the world here in multicultural London and discover new flavours, cultures and customs right at my doorstep
I currently work for The Varkey Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children throughout the world. Prior to this I worked in the charity sector for 6 years for organisations such as The Salvation Army and Family Action. Undertaking voluntary work in the UK and abroad in Zambia, Palestine and Greece, I also had the opportunity to complete an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics.
My name is Maud and I am from Belgium, where I have just completed my Masters in Anthropology. My passion lies within cultural and migration studies but I love to go hiking in my spare time. I am currently working as a Research Assistant in the field of HR. I grew up in different parts of Africa and moved to Europe in my teenage years. One of my favourite countries is Cambodia where my mum works.
I decided to pursue international development last year after working in communications and public affairs for several years. I then volunteered as a Project Manager with Raleigh International in Borneo last summer, and after taking part in Global Giving’s Field Evaluation Programme this year, I hope to undertake a masters degree in development. I currently hold an MA in Classics from the University of Edinburgh.
In addition to my keen interest in political and environmental issues, I enjoy yoga, walks in the countryside, cooking, listening to music, playing the piano, spending time with family and friends, and travelling whenever the opportunity arises.
I am currently pursuing a degree in International Development and have been doing a placement at GlobalGiving since September 2016. I am passionate about community development and helping local actors to take ownership. My time at GlobalGiving has provided me with the foundation to further my knowledge and provide support to nonprofit partners.
I’m coming to the end of my long and drawn-out time as a student and I’m not so happy about it. I’m therefore making big plans to do a Masters in International Development in another EU country, whilst that’s still an option. I’ve worked, interned, and volunteered for various charities in the UK and abroad since leaving school, and hope that the Field Evaluation Programme will help me to develop the skills necessary for a successful career in the Third Sector, and become part of a genuinely impactful organisation.
I currently work for The Challenge, a social integration charity that aims to unite and strengthen communities, amidst an increasingly divided world. As an Associate Manager at The Challenge, I support a team of seven to ensure the successful launch of the National Citizen Service, a government funded programme encouraging young people from all backgrounds to understand and connect with one another. Born in London to Nigerian parents, I am a 'quiet' activist, passionate about challenging oppression, discrimination and systemic racism. You can find me reading African literature, at an intimate neo-soul gig, exploring the world and its culture or in the kitchen trialing recipes for my upcoming cookbook.
After studying Systems Engineering at university, I spent a large part of my career in high-tech management roles within the transportation, sports and entertainment industries. This involved lots of international travel, running challenging and exciting projects around the world. In 2016 I sold the family IT business I had grown over the previous 10 years. I now run a small property company. I have voluntary roles with the Sea Scouts, Ella Forums and as a school governor. I enjoy adrenaline sports, adventure travel, flying helicopters and spending time with my wife and children