I graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2014 with a BA (hons) in War Studies and Politics. Following this I spent 9 months as a full time volunteer with City Year UK working with year 5 children at a primary school in Hackney.
In 2015 I spent 3 months in Palestine as a part of the DfID International Citizen Service (ICS) scheme. I worked with the Sharek Youth Forum to: deliver employability workshops at universities across the West Bank, deliver English language classes at a women’s refugee college in Ramallah, as well as working on The Voice of the Youth- a project gathering the stories of young Palestinians.
I have been working as a Deliveroo courier in London for the past 3 years. Since 2016 I have been a representative of Couriers and Logistics Branch of the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB). The IWGB is a grassroots trade union organising workers across the ‘gig economy’.
Prior to starting at Open Lab I studied for a MSc in Information Technology at Birkbeck College, University of London.