I’m an environmentalist in the broadest sense, but currently work on resource use issues specifically and some related economics, for Friends of the Earth. I hate wasting anything – time, effort, food or resources. So, I can usually be found making or upcycling things, cooking or out and about.
I’m a north east girl with firm roots, but also a wealth of experience from around the world. I like to dance, perform in theatre, play the fiddle, play tennis, run, swim, watch sport and travel. I throw myself 100% into everything I do and am passionate about causes l believe in.
I’m a paid intern at 38 Degrees – campaigning, writing and learning as much as I can every day. For over a year now I’ve also worked on Hackney CAB Crowdmap – an online social policy campaign documenting the effects of housing benefit changes in Hackney. I can’t wait for Campaign Bootcamp and to become the best activist I can be.
Women’s rights activist in both work and play, and I seek building a world where both men and women are equally represented in creating change. I care about building peace and positive social change using creative and open-minded collaboration to reach the end goal. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling and building my bike, seeing friends and travelling.
I'm lucky enough to have worked on human rights campaigns and overjoyed to have helped mobilise activists to secure the release of a political prisoner. Since Campaign Bootcamp I've created and run a campaign on freedom of expression that got support from amazing people like Ai Weiwei and overwhelmingly positive coverage by branding and advertising agencies for innovation.
I helped create the scholarship to allow disabled people to attend campaign bootcamp, am currently studying for a BSc (hons) in Community Development and Leadership at London Metropolitan University and training as a wheelchair racer with the Weir Archer Academy where I am also chairwoman of the club committee. I competed for Great Britain at the inaugural Invictus Games and won two silver medals in the 100m and 400m wheelchair races.
Alongside her fellow British Forces team members she has also been awarded the Special Recognition at Pride of Britain 2014 and the Helen Rollason Sports Personality of the Year 2014 for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity.
Susannah (Suzy) Compton
Suzy works for 38 Degrees and spends her spare time cycling around (read: getting lost in) London and flying kites. She got into campaigning via youth work and feminist organising, and stayed because reading the news is just infuriating if you can’t do anything about it.
I am a recent graduate in the initial stages of establishing an online platform which seeks to revolutionise public health campaigning. I work part-time for a leading legal aid law firm, am interested in politics and philosophy and have a passionate involvement with international development lobbying and activism.
I’m a student at the University of Leeds studying for a degree in Human Geography. I’m deeply interested and passionate about the way people treat their natural environments. I aim to work in this field, campaigning for greater sustainability and respect for the natural world in our everyday lives. After finishing my undergraduate degree I plan to complete a masters in ‘Activism and Social Change’.
Charlee keeps busy motivating the youth activists of Progressio. She has spent the last 3 years campaigning for vInspired in the UK and volunteering overseas. Charlee is passionate about empowerment and has an unhealthy obsession with fish.
I'm a graduate, working to use tech to help young people with an organisation that sees the big challenges facing us as a global community as our greatest opportunities. Since Bootcamp I've been to Brazil (twice) and recruited 33 of the UKs most innovative cleantech SMEs to our 'Clean and Cool Missions' to Brazil and Colorado.
I work as a Communication Coordinator for a charity that works with children and families living with HIV. I am passionate about marketing and campaigning as they are an effective tool when used correctly to advocate for change. The men in my live, my husband and two boys keep me extremely busy.
Lara was recently appointed as the new Director of the Jewish Vegetarian Society, an international charity dedicated to promoting a kinder society, without killing animals for food. In her spare time she volunteers as the Sustainability Chair of Limmud UK.
Ali is a graduate of B.Sc. International Management (China) at SOAS. He has previously worked at CRCC Asia, a consultancy specialising on China, development agency Progressio, Office for Civil Society at Cabinet Office, the Young Foundation and most recently at Youth Justice Board at Ministry of Justice.
Grass-roots Coordinator at the Global Poverty Project. Passionate campaigner on all things social justice and environment related. Keen runner, cyclist, frisbee player and occassional dancer. Optimist.
I work as a campaigner on Syria at the international NGO Crisis Action. I care deeply about human rights and the protection of civilians in conflicts and I’m passionate about the role of civil society in influencing and changing government policy.
Aaron worked as a Deputy Field Organizer for President Obama’s successful re-election campaign. He sits on the UpRising London Emerging Leaders Advisory Board and is passionate about youth empowerment and engagement. He also mentors young people seeking to make social change in their community.
I first got into campaigning with the movement against public sector cuts to welfare and education – which sparked my interest in how we can use the internet to mobilise and build social movements. I currently work as a freelancer, having previously campaigned with 38 Degrees, Climate Week and Love Music Hate Racism. Outside this my interests revolve around cricket, cycling and trying to play guitar.
Digital campaigner at Oxfam GB. English literature student at Open University. Vegan. Wannabe filmmaker. Wordsmith. Amateur photographer. Obsessive new year’s resolutioner.
Having worked for a range of organisations trying to create a better world (including the Green Party, Oxfam, DECC and Green Alliance) I’m now working freelance while conducting research into alternative education in preparation for setting up a land-based learning school
I’m currently campaigning on a couple of Labour Party selection contests. Really keen to work towards widening opportunity and representation for young working class people. Geordie.
I'm a gender equality activist with specialisation in Education and the MENA region. I studied Music at Oxford and came to community organising via the student education movement. Music research took me to Egypt where I worked on a community education project, returning to London for a year to work as Campaigns Manager at The Gender Rights Equality Action Trust.
I work for Social Services and I’m also a Training Facilitator for Voluntary Services Overseas. I care a lot about the importance of getting young people involved in volunteering for worthwhile causes and helping those less fortunate then themselves. In my spare time I like to volunteer myself as well play the guitar, daydream and read good books.
I have recently started as the UK campaigner for the online campaigns group SumOfUs.org. Previously, I was working at 38 Degrees on their community petitions platform, Campaigns by You. I also have a background working for a development NGO and for a number years for a Member of the European Parliament. I am passionate about online campaigning and working to keep the UK in and playing a positive role in the European Union.
I'm the founder of a youth led social enterprise called Revolution Hive which has one sole purpose: to help young 20-somethings create movements of change by creating their own curriculum. My purpose is to be a youth leadership catalyst and I've recently had the chance to fulfill this through youth projects in Slovakia & Poland.
I am 19 years old and currently studying a degree in maths. My key passions are Europe and discrimination held up by society as a whole.
I'm working in the public fundraising team at UNICEF UK, whilst also encouraging students from across the UK to become children's champions and lobby their MPs. Having recently moved to London I spend a disproportionate time on trains going the wrong way, so I've recently become very interested in craftivism, a form of activism you can take part in on the go. I'm also using the skills I learnt at bootcamp to use for the charity Schools for Gambia.
Currently undertaking a years internship at 38 Degrees which is definitely keeping me busy. The issues I’m most concerned with are lgbt, and women’s rights issues.