Resume

I’m a Fellow at Royal Society of the Arts with a BSc Social Policy Degree from LSE and have had eight successful years working in the social policy, consultancy and sustainable development sectors in the UK and abroad in places like Kuwait, Istanbul, UAE, Prague, Brussels, India and Bosnia.

Education

British Council Women in India: Changing Perspectives and Challenges Course, Christ University Bangalore, 2016

BSc Social Policy, London School of Economics, London, 2009-2012

A Levels inc. Politics & History, Sir George Monoux Sixth Form College, London, 2007-2009

Elected Office

Councillor, Newham Forest Gate North Ward,  London, May 2014- to Present

Newham Council Domestic Violence – Report of the Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Commission by Chair Winston Vaughan and Vice Chair Seyi Akiwowo

Newham and Brexit Report- By Vice Chair of Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Commission, Councillor Seyi Akiwowo

UK Youth Parliamentarian, British Youth Council, London 2009

Newham Youth Councillor, London, Oct 2008-Sept 2009

Policy, Influence and Research Experience 

Project & Data Coordinator, Teach First Education Charity, London, March 2014- Feb 2016

Policy Monitoring & Communications Officer-Intern, Education Foundation Think Tank, London, Jul-Sep 2013

Policy Monitoring & Communications Officer-Intern, European Youth Forum, Brussels- Jan-July 2013

Parliamentary Assistant Intern for Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Education Minster, London, Aug 2012

Civil Servant Intern, London Free School Division, Department for Education, London, Jul-Sep 2011

Trainer/Facilitator Work Experience 

British Council Taqaddam Skills Programme, Middle East And North Africa Region,  2016

Self-Awareness & Soft Skills, Connect to my Community Programme Forest Gate Community School, London, 2016

Soft Skills Programme, Trinity Lewisham School, London 2015

Youth Summit, Channel 4 – 4Talks, London, Oct 2014

Leadership Development & Soft Skills, Haggerston School, London, 2012

Young Advisor and Trainer, Waltham Forest Council, London- 2008-2012

Political Experience 

Executive Officer and Women’s Officer, West Ham Constituency Labour Party, London, 2013- to Present

Chair, West Ham Women’s Forum, London, 2013- to Present

Chair, West Ham Branch Labour Party, London, 2014 to Present

Voluntary Experience 

Multi-Academy Trustee, Forest Gate Community School, London, Oct 2016

Delegate, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Emerging European Young Leader, Israel, Sep 2015

Ambassador,  Remembering Srebrenica UK Charity, Birmingham, 2014- to present

Advisor, Kay Rowe Children’s Centre Advisory Board, 2014-2015

School Governor, Kay Rowe Nursery, London, 2014-2015

Skills & Training 

A1, Yoruba Language

A2/B1, French Language

Jo Cox Leadership Training Programme, Jo Cox Foundation, UK, 2016-to present

Forming and Joining a Multi-Academy Trust, National College for Teaching and Leadership, 2017

Child Protection Governor Training, Education Child Protection, London, 2016 

Project Management Training Course, Teach First, London, 2016

Microsoft Intermediate Excel Training Course, Teach First, London, 2015

Customer Relationship Management Training Course, Teach First, London 2015

Understanding the Budget, Newham Partnership Working, London, 2015

Challenge and Support- How to Ask the Right Questions, Newham Partnership Working, London, 2015

SEN/D Inclusion, Newham Partnership Working, London, 2015

Curriculum matters: What’s new in the EYFS, Newham Partnership Working, London, 2015

Setting Strategic Direction, Newham Partnership Working, London, 2015

Youth Rights Based Training, European Youth Forum, Brussels,

Gang Awareness Kaizen Partnership Training Programme, London, 2012

Activities and Interests

Qualifications in Dance, Ballet, Tap, Theatre and Hip Hop. Performed at Saddlers Wales, Wembley SSE Arena and the O2 Arena, attend dance classes

Writing on global politics, democracy and skills

Member of yoga intermediate group

Running, completed Tough Mudder full course 2016

Travelling, including Cuba, Berlin, New York, Montego Bay, Cluj-Napoca and Amsterdam

For further details, please visit my LinkedIn Page.