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OUR MEMBERS

The UKYCC organising members are the reason we achieve what we do.

 

The countless hours given to campaigns, communications, and groundwork are why we celebrate each one.

 

Base UK-wide, our members specialise in roles across a variety of working groups Some have ben here several years, the began just months ago!

Check out the team below:

DISCLAIMER: LAST UPDATED AUGUST 2022 

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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/Lancaster
Outside of the UKYCC: Currently navigating graduate life as an social/enviro research assistant at the James Hutton Institute, meanwhile enjoying the world of organising COY16 with YOUNGO!
You can reach me via: natalie.rees@ukycc.org

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Elouise 

Community & COP Working Groups

I am from: Canterbury

Outside of the UKYCC: Outside of UKYCC I do research in population ecology, rewiliding, and eco-anxiety.

You can reach me via: 

elouise.mayall@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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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 & Operations Working Group

I am from: Glasgow
Outside of the UKYCC: I recently finished my MSc in Sustainability and Environmental studies and now work as an ecologist on renewable energy projects
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

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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Alexa

COP Working Group

I am from: Bath
Outside of UKYCC: I live in Barcelona and work as an account manager. I love playing sports on the beach and trying to improve my Spanish!
You can reach me via: alexa.born@ukycc.org

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George

COP Working Group

I am from: London, but living in Cambridge
Outside of UKYCC: I am a medical student interested in the interaction between climate & human health, I play lots of touch rugby, and am on a rollercoaster 6 year journey towards trying to become vegetarian...
You can reach me via: george.carew-jones@ukycc.org

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Anna

Systems Change Working Group

I am from: Edinburgh
Outside of the UKYCC: I work for a public health NGO in Liberia on improving access to contraception. I'll be moving back to the UK later this year!
You can reach me via: annafaith.hazelwood@ukycc.org

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Davina

COP Working Group

I am from: Nottinghamshire and based in London
Outside of the UKYCC: I am studying Economics at SOAS and I'm also a member of EcoSikhUK
You can reach me via: davina.sohal@ukycc.org

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Jeana

Systems Change Working Group

I am from: Sheffield

Outside of the UKYCC: I work for Hope for the Future, supporting people to talk to their local politicians on climate change.

You can reach me via: 

jeana.malhi@ukycc.org  

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Georgia

Systems Change Working Group 

I am from: Portsmouth
Outside of the UKYCC: I’m currently a teaching assistant and spend the school holidays solo travelling in Europe. Next year I'm going to Brighton to study environmental politics at university. I love yoga and animals (especially cats!)
You can reach me via: georgia.stephens@ukycc.org

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Hannah

Communications Working Group

I am from: I'm from Manchester but live in Cambridge
Outside of UKYCC: I'm on a year long internship funded by the ECLAS project providing climate education to children and young adults around the UK
You can reach me via email: hannah.harrison@ukycc.org

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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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Tom

Communications, Community & Operations Working Groups

I am from: Penzance but currently living in Melbourne, Australia
Outside of the UKYCC: I am on a year abroad in Melbourne studying natural sciences. I also work in the funding sector and in my spare time love to scuba dive!
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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Josh

Communications & COP Working Groups

I am from: Peterborough but living in Liverpool
Outside of UKYCC: I love to roller skate and sometimes do yoga (badly)!
You can reach me via email: joshua.bloodworth@ukycc.org

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Frankie

Systems Change Working Group 

I am from: South East London

Outside of the UKYCC: You can find me either out and about on a walk, looking at trees, or in a cafe somewhere.

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 RNLI as a fundraiser. In my spare time I enjoy surfing, wild swimming and yoga.
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 & COP Working Group

I am from: London
Outside of the UKYCC: I love watching romantic comedies, reading and spending time with my friends and family.  
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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Ella

Systems Change Working Group 

I am from: Hampshire, currently living in Somerset
Outside of the UKYCC: I'm usually with my camera, camping and looking at bugs
You can reach me via: ella.clark@ukycc.org

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Zi Han

COP Working Group 

I am from: Shanghai/Singapore and based in London
Outside of the UKYCC: I study PPE at UCL and intern at the Water and Climate Coalition in Geneva. Huge Real Madrid fan!
You can reach me via: zihan.xuan@ukycc.org

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Sarah

COP Working Group

I am from: Stirlingshire, now live in Edinburgh
Outside of UKYCC: I work in onshore wind development and in my spare time I'm a keen runner & Munro bagger!
You can reach me via: sarah.mcarthur@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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Amanda

Community Working Group

I am from: Central Scotland

Outside of the UKYCC: I work as a library assistant in a public library and love reading and admiring the clouds

You can reach me via: amanda.webb@ukycc.org

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Echo

Community Working Group

I am from: Wales

Outside of the UKYCC: I work as a researcher and love outdoor swimming and weightlifting.

You can reach me via: echo.callaghan@ukycc.org

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Luc

Communications Working Group

I am from: Nottingham

Outside of the UKYCC: I work in youth engagement, but I am planning on teaching abroad next year! I am involved in Nottingham's first Climate Assembly, which we ran in July for young people to have their say on the changes in the city. I am also a massive football & Arsenal fan, but I enjoy watching all sports.

You can reach me via: luc.mugnier@ukycc.org