OUR MEMBERS

At UKYCC our organising members are the reason we are able to do what we do.

 

They give countless hours to campaign work and we are so grateful for each and person.

 

Our members are based all across the UK and play various important roles across a variety of different working groups. Our

longest standing members have been with us for over three years, while others have been with us for a matter of months. To put some faces to our organisation, check them out below...

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Tom Wilson

Communications, Community & Operations Working Groups

I am from: Cornwall, near Land's end, but currently go between Durham and Cornwall. 
Outside of the UKYCC: I am studying Natural Sciences as an undergraduate at Durham uni. I also work as an advisor to the Listening Fund at the Blagrave Trust and am a Youth Associate with Big Change and in my spare time I love to scuba dive, travel and read as much as I can!
You can reach me via: tom.wilson@ukycc.org

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Ben

COP & Systems Change Working Group 

I am from: Suffolk but now am in London
Outside of UKYCC: I work for an NGO called CDP trying to hold corporations accountable on climate change. Otherwise I love to be in the cinema (anything really but esp. Sci-Fi) or immersed in some sort of green space.

You can reach me via email: ben.gilbey@ukycc.org or my twitter: @BenGilbey2

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Eilidh

COP Working Group 

I am from: Edinburgh, now in Brussels
Outside of UKYCC: I work for Friends of the Earth Europe on Energy Policy, and volunteer with Glasgow Calls Out Polluters. I also dabble in ballet, learning french and various spontaneous activism. 
You can reach me via email:
eilidh.robb@ukycc.org or my twitter: eilidhrobb03

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Josh

Communications Working Group

I am from: Peterborough but living in Liverpool
Outside of UKYCC: A recent BA Politics and Economics grad, Youth Fellow at International Youth Think Tank, and volunteer with Green New Deal UK. Amateur roller skater and yogi.  
You can reach me via email: joshua.bloodworth@ukycc.org or my twitter: @bloodworthj03

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Frankie

Systems Change Working Group 

I am from: London

Outside of the UKYCC: I am usually either in a café or on the coastal path, I work as an analyst for a renewable energy consultancy.

You can reach me via: frankie.mayo@ukycc.org

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Hannah

Communications Working Group

I am from: Peterborough, now in Cornwall
Outside of the UKYCC: I work for an energy advice charity and in my spare time I enjoy baking, yoga and sea swimming
You can reach me via: hannah.brigham@ukycc.org

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Francesca

Systems Change Working Group

I am from: London
Outside of the UKYCC: Currently a Geography student at the University of Birmingham, I also occasionally do a bit of research work. I'm a huge Theatre fan so also spend a lot of time in the Theatre world
You can reach me via: francesca.hutchin@ukycc.org

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Riya

Communications Working Group

I am from: London
Outside of the UKYCC: I’m currently working within the criminal justice system, and enjoy long walks in my spare time.
You can reach me via: riya.patel@ukycc.org

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Lucy

COP Working Group 

I am from: South East Kent
Outside of the UKYCC: I recently graduated from the University of Warwick, and love to fill my spare time with reading, running and time at the beach.
You can reach me via: lucy.jordan@ukycc.org :) 

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Kevin

Fundraising & Communications Working Group 

I am from: Dublin, currently in London
Outside of the UKYCC: I'm a climate justice campaigner passionate about the role of youth leadership & putting classic Simpsons references into everyday conversation
You can reach me via: kevin.reilly@ukycc.org or @kevinreilly22 on twitter

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Sarah

COP Working Group

I am from: Stirlingshire, now live in Edinburgh
Outside of UKYCC: I work as an environmental consultant for renewable energy projects and am a trustee for the 2050 Climate Group. In my spare time I am a keen runner and Munro-bagger!
You can reach me via: sarah.mcarthur@ukycc.org or Twitter: @SarahMcArthur16

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Callum

Community Working Group 

I am from: Livingston but now live by the coast in Fife
Outside of the UKYCC: I work part time and try to help out in my local community. In my spare time I read and spend time with my dog, Henry.
You can reach me via: callum.paterson@ukycc.org

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Kalila

Community Working Group

I am from: Wales but have been based in the South West for about ten years - I'm currently down in St Ives
Outside of the UKYCC: I've recently graduated and currently work for an environmental campaigning organisation. My passionate is marine conservation, and I love to read and ride my bike.
You can reach me via: kalila.lalljee@ukycc.org

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Tobi

Communications Working Group

I am from: Lagos, Nigeria. Outside of UKYCC: I am a Technology Consultant and an environment activist passionate about responsible consumption and production. You can reach me via: tobi@ukycc.org or tobiodiachi on twitter.

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Olivia

Communications Working Group

I am from: London but my family is a continental cocktail - French, Italian, Dutch and Polish!
Outside of the UKYCC: I wear many hats and like to throw myself into life whole-heartedly. I'm a Freelance Illustrator, filmmaker, life-coach and YouTuber. Everything I do is about inspiring others to reconnect with nature, their authentic selves, and with each other. I spend a lot of time scuba-diving, hiking and travelling where I immerse myself in the beautiful environments and cultures of our world and I'm very passionate about fighting for this incredible planet we call home.
You can reach me via: olivia.chevallier@ukycc.org

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Phoebe

Community Working Group

I am from: Oxford Outside of the UKYCC: I run Repair Cafe Wales, an environmental not-for-profit where we fix household items for free to stop them going to landfill! You can reach me via: phoebe.brown@ukycc.org

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Helen

Community Working Group

I am from Leicester Outside of the UKYCC I‘m currently full-time disabled/chronically ill and do advocacy related to this where possible. I love learning about all things geography related, spending time outside with my chickens, reading, and singing. You can reach me via: helen.leonard-williams@ukycc.org

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Ahlyah

Systems Change Working Group

I am from: South East England

You can reach me via: 

ahlyah.ali@ukycc.org  

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Natalie

Communications Working Group

I am from: Glasgow
Outside of the UKYCC: Currently navigating the graduate life as a volunteer organiser for COY16, meanwhile kicking about climbing and biking in the Highlands! 
You can reach me via: natalie.reest@ukycc.org

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Lily

Communications Working Group

I am from: Surrey, currently based in London
Outside of the UKYCC: I am currently studying for an MA in Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures. In spare time, I enjoy yoga, gardening and getting involved in charity work in the city.
You can reach me via: lily.whitmarsh@ukycc.org

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Kirsty

Communications Working Group

I am from: Glasgow
Outside of the UKYCC: I'm a Zoology graduate and I'm about to start an MSc in Sustainability and Environmental studies. I currently work as a dog walker and spend most of my free time adventuring with my own dog, running and climbing.
You can reach me via: kirsty.hunter@ukycc.org

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Emily

Systems Change Working Group

I am from: Solihull but living in Cornwall
Outside of the UKYCC: I work as a researcher for Climate 2025 and I'm doing my PhD at the University of Exeter's Cornwall campus. I'm researching sustainable development initiatives & inclusive clean energy transitions. I'm also a surf instructor!

You can reach me via: emilymarsay@ukycc.org or on twitter/insta: @emilymarsay

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Katie

Community and Communications Working Groups

I am from: born in Surrey, now based in Cambridge
Outside of UKYCC: I work as a mechanical engineer, and love singing and baking in my spare time
You can reach me via: katie.williams@ukycc.org or on Twitter @kadykins96

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Seb

Communications Working Group

I am from: London
Outside of the UKYCC: I'm currently a research consultant working to conserve the Tree of Life through the protection of highly distinct species. Beyond this, I have a love for simple things; running, writing, hiking, and generally just being outside!
You can reach me via: sebastian.pipins@ukycc.org

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Ruairi

Systems Change Working Group 

I am from: Belfast 
Outside of the UKYCC:
I work as a Policy Officer in sustainable agriculture for an environmental NGO. I am currently finishing a Master’s in Sustainable Development at Queen’s University Belfast. In my spare time, I enjoy rowing and sailing on Lough Neagh and playing the fiddle.
You can reach me via: ruairi.brogan@ukycc.org or Twitter: @ruairi_brogan

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Kai

Systems Change & Operations Working Groups

I am from: London
Outside of the UKYCC: I work for HMPPS through the Unlocked Graduates scheme to work towards prison reform to break the cycle of reoffending. In my spare time, I look to spend as much time as possible outdoors! 
You can reach me via: kai.saunders@ukycc.org 

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Lauren

Community and Operations Working Groups

I am from: Liverpool
Outside of the UKYCC: I love being out on the water teaching sailing or passing the time drawing my favourite film characters
You can reach me via: lauren.urquhart@ukycc.org

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Maja

Systems Change Working Group 

I am from: London
Outside of the UKYCC: I am a communications intern for a charity called The Orchard Project, content creator for GND UK and have a blog called Maja Likes Green where I write about intersectionality, climate justice and the need for radical system change
You can reach me via: maja.darlington@ukycc.org

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Sarah

COP Working Group

I am from: Edinburgh, now in London
Outside of UKYCC: Working in Parliament on Climate, Energy, Environment and Transport  
You can reach me via email: sarah.dobson@ukycc.org or my twitter: @_sarahlucyx

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Serena

COP Working Group

I am from: London
Outside of the UKYCC: I work for SSE on the energy transition amongst numerous other climate advocacy projects.
You can reach me via: serena.bashal@ukycc.org

 

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Sinéad

COP Working Group

I am from: Tipperary, Ireland and I currently live in Belfast.

Outside of the UKYCC: I work as a researcher with the Green Party Northern Ireland. 

You can reach me via: sinead.magner@ukycc.org or @sineeeead on Twitter

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Alicia

Community Working Group

I am from: Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Outside of the UKYCC:
I am a recent History & Politics graduate from the University of Warwick, soon to be moving permanently to the UK! 
You can reach me via:
alicia.baines@ukycc.org

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Mia

COP and Systems Change Working Groups

I am from Devon but live in Bristol! Outside of the UKYCC i graduated with an MSc in Climate Change Science and now work in sustainability for a plastic recycling start up. In my spare time i love to be in, near or around the sea! You can reach me via mia.wreford@ukycc.org

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