Bex is a campaigns manager at 38 Degrees. She splits her day between writing emails, designing and managing campaigns. Bex has a background in corporate campaigning and previously worked at ShareAction, mobilising people power to make our financial system fairer. Outside of work Bex is usually watching, playing or talking about cricket.
Faiza Shaheen is an economist, writer, activist and commentator and is the Director of Class. Previously, she has worked as Head of Inequality and Sustainable Development at Save the Children UK and Senior Researcher on economic inequality at the New Economics Foundation (NEF). Born and raised in East London, Faiza is a regular contributor to debates on popular news programmes including Newsnight and Channel 4 News, and has worked with Channel 4 and the BBC to develop documentaries on inequality.
Lola is a software engineer and poet; Nigerian-born, British-raised, she has a keen interest in diversity and inclusion, having started her own organisation that aims to encourage more black women and girls to get into technology. She runs a podcast and blog, as well as workshops and meet-ups. She has also published two poetry pamphlets and was awarded the Poetry Book Society's Autumn Pamphlet Choice.
Sami is a non-binary punk based in London; a digital fundraiser by day and an organiser and workshop facilitator by night, who's worked with Edge Fund and other grassroots funding orgs; a passionate science nerd; a lover of 90s teen coming of age films.
Carys has been working in communications for what feels like a lifetime but is actually seven years. She started out doing media for a parliamentary candidate who is now an MP. Then she spent three years at a PR and public affairs agency working for companies like Eurostar, BlackBerry and Universal Music. She headed up the communications team at the New Economics Foundation, then worked for another politician, shadow civil society minister Lisa Nandy. She's now Communications Director at SumOfUs.
Hanna is a Campaign Manager at SumOfUs.org. Before joining SumOfUs, she chased UN conferences around the world as part of the youth climate movement, founded the East London Green Jobs Alliance, was Co-Director at The Otesha Project UK, got an MSc in Climate Change & Policy, and worked on crowdfunded solar energy campaigns for 10:10. She is also an experienced trainer in anti-oppression and environmental justice. When she’s not at her laptop, Hanna likes biking, baking, and yoga-ing.
Before becoming a freelance campaigns consultant in July 2013, Hannah Lownsbrough was the founding Campaigns Director of 38 Degrees, a community of UK citizens campaigning together on the issues they care about. As a consultant, her clients have included GetUp.org.au, Friends of the Earth, SumOfUs.org and Save the Children International.
Kash, is the son of two immigrants (father from India and mother from Kenya). He grew up in Goa, India but has spent most of his life in London. He works full time as a digital campaigner for Greenpeace. Before that, he was really active in the international development movement and the student movement, where he discovered he quite liked changing the world. When Kash isn't at work he loves jumping up and down at gigs and staring lovingly at his vinyl collection.
Laura is a QTIPOC (Queer/Trans/Intersex Person of Colour) writer, artist and sit down comedienne who organises with Black Lives Matter. She lives in South East London where she never washes rice. Her favourite marathon TV is Orphan Black and she promotes wearing bedwear as daywear. Laura has a hearing impairment so please look at her when you're speaking.
I am passionate about campaigning and mental health. I have lived experience of mental health problems and know how important it is to look after my mental wellbeing. At university I campaigned to increase awareness and support available for students with mental health problems, and was named Yorkshire Woman of Achievement in Education. I have just started working at Mind and I am proud to be helping to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding at a national level.