Team Assistant, UK/ EU

Background

I am a 2021 graduate from MA Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex. Throughout this degree, I developed my passion for sustainability, with a particular focus on the political economy of energy decarbonisation. I also took significant interest in the various incarnations of Green New Deal narratives. This course of study emphasised the urgency for systemic change in addressing the climate crisis, which has led me to working at Forum for the Future.

Prior to this I studied BA International Relations and Anthropology, also at the University of Sussex. My studies in anthropology made me concerned with the interconnections of the environmental crisis, particularly around the social, political and economic outcomes for those on the margins of the global economy. I also have prioritised understanding the lived experience of the numerous ecological, political and economic challenges facing the world today.

During my degree, I also worked at a small urban design consultancy. In this role, I offered administrative and research support for a project looking at regenerating a Souk in Manama, Bahrain. This has fostered in an interest in understanding the intersections between the urban built environment, transports, and the climate crisis.

Dream project

My dream project would be working on community based renewable energy projects. This is resultant from seeing how many people have been disenfranchised by renewable energy megaprojects, particularly indigenous groups. This is rooted in a belief that decarbonisation has to prioritise a just transition.

What floats my boat outside work

I love nature: be that walking in the wetlands of northeast London where I live, or camping in the Peaks. Otherwise going to see music, enjoying good food, and watching football are some other ways I like to spend my free time.

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